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Ship model Rostock galeas HELENE of 1817


Ship model Rostock galeas HELENE of 1817


Ship name HELENE
Scale 1 : 50
Length 74 cm
Width 29 cm
Height 60 cm
Material hull Wood
Photos 1 Total views
Photos 2 Views of details
Price sold
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The Rostock galeas HELENE of 1817

The galeas is a small type of trade ship, used mainly in the Baltic Sea and North Sea. The galeas was derived from the Dutch galiot and became popular from 17th to early 20th century. A galiot had a similar rig, but a rounded stern.

The galeas HELENE was built in the Baltic Sea port of Rostock by Hans Elias Ramm in 1817. According to the builder's certificate she had a keel length of 20.2 m, of breadth of 7.1 m and a depth of hold of 3.4 m. After a stormy voyage in 1818 her first captain ordered a painting that today is in the maritime museum of Rostock.
After decades of sailing as a trader she got lost when foundering off Bornholm in 1862.

Some more details on her history are given in an article by the model maker (in German).


The galeas HELENE model, photos, description and dimensions

The model clearly shows the lines of a trading vessel that is bluff both at bow and stern. The model flies flag and pennant of the city of Rostock in the first half of 19th century.

The maker of this model, Mr. Marung from Bautzen, Germany, in 2015 won a silver medal at the ship model championship in Cuxhaven.

There are several views of the entire ship model taken from all directions, and several closer views of hull, deck and rigging. Click images to enlarge!

The finely worked, pleasing ship model is 1 : 50 scale. Length is 74 cm, width 29 cm, height 60 cm. The ship can be taken out of the stand, e.g. for transport.


This model has already been sold. The pictures and the data are shown in the 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.

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