Sailing Ship: Padua - 4 Mast Barque

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Padua - 4 Mast Barque
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Wonderfully detailed model of the Padua. This clipper ship has 4 masts and 34 sails. The deck is multi layered and there are several deck features including 3 cabins, hatches and a red and green light. The hull is red on the bottom with a wide black stripe and the white to the top with black false gun ports. The ship is sailing on a choppy sea past a small island. The island is on a raised cliff with a large lighthouse, 4 houses and small shrubs on the ground. The bottle has a blue painted background with clouds. It is sealed with a cork and painted red the length of the neck. Originally named Padua, the Kruzenshtern is the second largest sailing ship in the world. She was built in Germany in the 1920's as one of five clipper ships for the 'Flying P Line' which traded in the Atlantic, Indian Ocean and Pacific. Kruzenshtern She began life as the Padua when she was launched in 1926 to join the Flying P Line as a nitrate carrier, working round Cape Horn to South America. With the end of the nitrate trade she moved to the grain trade and made several trips to Port Lincoln in Australia. Like all the big steel barques of the Flying P Line she was built to be hard driven - indeed the skippers of these magnificent vessels were instructed to seek out gales in order to make the fastest passages possible! To this end the Padua once reeled off 351 nautical miles noon to noon and went out to Port Lincoln from Hamburg in 67 days. After the war she was taken over by the USSR and renamed after the famous Russian navigator and hydrographer, Admiral Ivan Kruzenshtern. Her cargo carrying days over, she has since been used as a training vessel for cadets going in for a career in the Fishery Board.

Made in: Germany

Bottle Size: 19 1/2" x 4 1/4"

Type of Bottle: Unidentified 3 liter

Condition: Excellent

Padua - 4 Mast Barque
Padua - 4 Mast Barque
Padua - 4 Mast Barque
Padua - 4 Mast Barque

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