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Ship model German windjammer Herzogin Cecilie of 1902


 Ship model German windjammer Herzogin Cecilie of 1902


Ship name Herzogin Cecilie
Scale 1 : 100
Length 114 cm
Width 21 cm
Height 65 cm
Material hull Wood
Photos 1 Total views
Photos 2 Views of details
Price sold
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The windjammer Herzogin Cecilie

The Herzogin Cecilie was built in 1902 by Rickmers Schiffbau AG in Bremerhaven. She was built for Norddeutsche Lloyd, Bremen, that used her as freighter and officers training ship. She was one of the fastest sailing ships of her time. On her maiden voyage to Oregon she rounded Cape Hoorn.

After many voyages in salpeter trade the windjammer was interned in Chile at the start of World War I. 1921 she was given to France as reparation and later sold to Finnish shipowner Erikson who used her to bring grain from Australia. She won several of the famous grain races.

On her last trip in April 1936 she ran aground at Ham Stone Rock near Salcombe, England. In June she was floated again, but only to be towed to Starehole Bay in Kingsbridge Estuary and be beached. There the ship was slowly damaged by waves and current, until she sank. The wreck today still sits only 7 m deep and is sometimes visited by divers.


The Herzogin Cecilie model, photos, description and dimensions

The model was built to 1902 plans from DigiPEER by a very experienced model maker. There are more pictures, 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 Herzogin Cecilie is a pleasant elegant piece of work. The ship model was built with the sails tightly furled to allow a clear view on the many details shown in hull, rigging and deck. The flag at the mizzen gaff is the German of the early 1900s, at the top of the main mast flies the Norddeutsche Lloyd flag.

The ship model is 1 : 100 scale. Length is 114 cm, width 21 cm, height 65 cm.

There is a display case for the model made of birch wood and (rather poor, high reflection) acrylic glass which may be used as protection when picking up the model with your car. The case is 121 cm long, 33 cm wide, 69 cm high.

The model looks best when set without a display case.


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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