Wooden ship models - Friedrich Wilhelm zu Pferde

 

Ship model frigate FRIEDRICH WILHELM ZU PFERDE

   

The frigate FRIEDRICH WILHELM ZU PFERDE  belonged to the Brandenburg fleet of the Grosse Kurfuerst Frederick William in the years 1685 - 1693. The ship had typical Dutch construction features. As two-decker she carried 54 cannons and had a crew of 200. The overall length over all was 37 m. 
In 1693, when the returning from a journey to the Caribbean Sea, she was captured and burned near the Gibraltar Straight by three French ships.


The ship model is very diligently built. Length is 93 cm, width 38 cm, height 91 cm.

 
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