Italian training ship
AMERIGO VESPUCCI was built at the shipyard of Castellamare di Stabia
in 1930. The type of ship was similar to the large frigates of the 19th
century. Since her launch the ship has been used for training of cadets
in the naval academy.
She was named after the Florentian Amerigo Vespucci, who undertook four discovery journeys to South America from 1497 to 1504. The figurehead of the ship is an image of him.
This ship model is one of the eight ship models we delivered to the Morada Seaside Resort at Kuehlungsborn near Rostock on the Baltic coast. It is a beautiful hotel directly at the Baltic Sea beach, and our models are on display in the passage to the restaurant.
The ship model is 1 : 78 scale. Length is 120 cm, width 35 cm, height 85 cm. Here are several pictures of the model.