Historic ship models - Hanseatic League ship of 1470

 

Model of a Hanseatic League carvel-built ship of 1470

 

 

Scale 1 : 50, length 70 cm, width 29 cm, height 63 cm,
More photos of entire ship and of details. Click on the photos for high resolution pictures!

 

The Hanseatic League ship of 1470 is a symbol of an important historical epoch. In 15th century the clinker-built Hansa cogs were more and more replaced by larger carvel-built ships like the one shown here.

   

A conserved cog ship of 1380 that was found in Bremen in 1962 is shown in The Deutsche Schiffahrtsmuseum (Maritime Museum of Germany) in Bremerhaven. A cog ship model is placed at the stern of the original ship.

   

The ship model shown here was built from walnut and maple after plans by Heinrich Winter. It is a true masterpiece. It is 1:50 scale. Length is 70 cm, width 29 cm, and height 63 cm.


There is a set of photos with several views of the model.