The wheel steamer GULNARA was built 1834 in England and came to the navy
of Sardinia one year later. As reconnaissance ship and passenger ship it
served in Sardinia until 1861, when she was taken over by the Italian
navy. The steam engine was from Fawcett & Preston, Liverpool. Under sail
the wheels could be folded away, in order to reduce the drag. The ship
is a good example for the transition from sailing to steam ships.
Please take your time to have a good look at the set of photos. There
several views 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 ship model was built from ebony and other hardwood, copper plates,
the boiler from copper, the wheels from metal and wood. Length is 104
cm, width 26 cm, and height 68 cm.
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.