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Ship model Australian Schooner Port Jackson of 1803


Ship model Australian Schooner Port Jackson of 1803


Ship name Schooner Port Jackson
Scale 1 : 40
Length 82 cm
Width 25  cm
Height 68 cm
Material hull Maple, pear, walnut wood, copper
Photos 1 Total views
Photos 2 Views of details 
Price 2250 Euro
Transport cost Please inquire






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Plans for an Australian schooner of 1803


In 1790 the governor of Australia asked the Admiralty in London for two vessels of 30 to 40 tons, which should be shipped there in frames, accompanied by some skilled shipwrights to build the ships. His request was partly fulfilled by sending materials of a schooner of 41 tons, that was put together in Sydney and served the colony from 1793 to 1805. In 1803 the Admiralty ordered the Navy Board to produce drawings of two ships according to the governor's specifications and sent a copy of them to Port Jackson (today known as Sydney Harbour). The original drafts of the schooner are still in the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich.

It can't be ascertained whether actually a ship had been built to the plans at that time, but in 1807 a schooner of similar size named Mercury was launched in 1807 for the Sydney merchant Thomas Reiby. He was an influential trader and former ship's officer and one can assume that he got the plans and some support from the governor.

More details on history and the drawings of the schooner are given in the book by Karl Heinz Marquardt, The Global Schooner, Origins, Development, Design and Construction 1695 - 1845, Conway Maritime Press, London 2003, ISBN 0851779301.


The schooner Port Jackson model, photos, description and dimensions

The model was built to the plans in the book of Karl Heinz Marquardt. It is a fine and beautiful piece of work. 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!

The model is 1 : 40 scale. Length is 82 cm, width 25 cm, height is 68 cm.


Price of the ship model and transport

The price of the model is 2550 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 from Mr. Rudolf Ferlemann, Münster, Germany. As he only speaks very little English, 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: .

If you come by car, it is easy to find my home.

  Contact:  Tel. +49 2361 59757


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