The history of the Dutch gunboat of captain Jan van Speyk
During the Belgian War of Independence on 5 February 1831 a gunboat commanded by captain van Speyk was blown by adverse winds into the harbour of Antwerp. The Belgians waited until the gale had forced the boat close enough to the quay and stormed it. Rather than surrendering the ship van Speyk blew up the gun powder magazine. Nearly all of his crew and several Belgians were killed.
The gunboat model, photos, description and dimensions
The ship model was built as pulled up on a building slip for repairs. The sails are furled to the yards. The models is fixed to the stand, but the ladders and repair materials are loosely laid on the stand board. They can be taken away.
The pictures were taken with and without the repair materials: several views of the entire ship model taken from all directions, and several closer views of hull, deck and rigging. Click images to enlarge!
This model of the 1830 Dutch gunboat is a very beautiful, fine piece of work, a masterpiece.
The ship model is 1 : 43 scale. Length is 77 cm, width 35 cm, height 77 cm.
Price of the ship model and transport
The price of the model is 3800 Euro, plus transport cost.
Transport: The ship model can be secured in a transport box. This way, delivery by truck or air cargo over long distances can be safely done.
If you live close by, picking up the model with your car may be a good way, too.
The ship model is available at my showroom in Recklinghausen. Here is information on how to order a ship model and how the transport can be arranged.
Please contact me, if you are
interested in the ship model.
Dr. Michael Czytko, Kuehlstr. 31, D-45659 Recklinghausen, Germany,
Tel. +49 2361 59757, email: firstname.lastname@example.org .
If you come by car, it is easy to find my home