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. Please take your time to have a good look at the set of
photos. There are
nine pictures of the model. If you click on a photo you will get
that photo in high resolution. Only these high resolution photographs
show how much work and handicraft ability were put in the model. (If you
use Microsoft Internet Explorer or Firefox, press F11 to minimize
navigation bars and have a larger screen with the photos.)
This model has been already sold. The pictures and the data are shown in
gallery of the ship models sold only to let enthusiasts and model
makers enjoy the photos and maybe get ideas or some guidance, if someone
builds such a model by himself.