Scale 1 : 66, length 88 cm, width 34 cm, height 67
More photos: several pictures of the model. Click on the photos for high resolution pictures!
The Spanish bomb ketch LA CANDELARIA participated in the siege of Gibraltar in 1782. Bomb ketches were difficult to sail, as there were two large mortars on the foredeck in place of the fore-mast. To withstand the recoil of the cannons with their heavy projectiles, the bomb ketches had to have a massive and firm hull.
This ship model is worked very beautifully and with much love for the details. It shows clearly the heavy mortars in the foredeck, the rigging adapted to them and the firm framing of the hull. The LA CANDELARIA would have been well suitable for an exhibition on the development of the artillery.
The ship model is 1 : 66 scale. Length is 88 cm, width 34 cm, height 67 cm.
It is one of the 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.
Here are several pictures of the model.