Model of polar expedition ship Fram of 1892


Model of polar expedition ship Fram of 1892


Scale 1 : 70, length 74 cm, width 24 cm, height 57 cm
More photos: of entire ship, of details, of diorama. Click on the photos for high resolution pictures!



The Fram, a famous ship in Norwegian polar expedition history

The Fram was launched in 1892 and used in polar expeditions by the Norwegian explorers Fridtjof Nansen, Roald Amundsen and others between 1893 and 1912. On request of Fridtjof Nansen it was designed and built to survive the ice pressure, not by pure strength, but because it would be of a shape designed to let the ice push the ship up, so it would "float" on top of the ice.

The expeditions were well documented, by many photos taken of the ship (1, 2, 3) the voyages (4, 5) and the crews (6, 7, 8).


Today the ship is open to visitors in the Fram Museum in Oslo.



The Fram model, photos, description and dimensions

The model was built to the state of the original 1892 design. Many details and then hull lines of the ship were taken from the book by Ingrid Schmidt, Polarschiffe - Wostok, Mirny, Grönland, Fram, Gauss, VEB Hinstorff Verlag Rostock 1988, ISBN 3-7688-0615-4.


The very finely worked, detailed ship model is 1 : 70 scale. Length is 74 cm, width 24 cm, height 57 cm. The model in diorama is length 79 cm, width 45 cm, height 58 cm.
The ship can be taken out of the stand, e.g. for transport.


There are several views of the entire ship model taken from all directions, and several closer views of hull, deck and rigging.
The model can be placed into a diorama showing it in ice. There are several photos of the diorama.