Christian Radich Model Ship with Optional Personalized Plaque
Everything Nautical is proud to present this stunning Christian Radich Model Ship, now available with the option to add a customized plaque. Display this beautiful ship anywhere in your own home or office!
The Christian Radich was built for training sailors for the Norwegian merchant navy, and did so for many years. Launched in 1937, just only two years before the start of World War II, the sail-training ship Christian Radich was named for a patron of the Christiania (later Oslo) Schoolship Association who left a bequest of 90,000 Norwegian crowns in 1915 for the building of a Schoolship. The ship made one short cruise in 1938, followed the next year by her first transatlantic voyage, to New York for the World’s Fair. The Christian Radich returned to Norway in late 1939, only to be taken over by German occupation forces at Horten in April 1940. War’s end found her capsized at Flensburg, Germany, stripped of virtually all metal and fittings except her shell plating and decks. After £70,000 worth of salvage and repair at her builders in Sandefjord, she resumed sail training in 1947. One of the most regular participants in tall ships races and other events in Europe and North America, by the start of her second half century under sail, Christian Radich had been both witness to and a catalyst for the remarkable resurgence of interest in sail training and traditional sail generally worldwide.
This amazing ship is now available as a FULLY ASSEMBLED model. Master craftsmen use historical photographs, drawings or original plans meticulously handcraft these highly detailed wood models from scratch. They are built to scale with high-grade wood such as western red cedar, rosewood, and mahogany. They are 100% hand built individually using plank-on-frame construction method, similar to the building of actual ships. Each model requires hundreds of hours to finish and must go through a demanding quality control process before leaving the workshop
This beautiful Christian Radich model features two tone white and blue painted hull and three decks. The front bowsprit and three large masts are connected securely using advanced rigging and lines painstakingly knotted and fastened by hand. Each yard has attached, hand-stitched, unfurled sails made of fine linen. Metal anchors and a wooden rudder are visible on the front and rear of the ship. On the deck, there are metal cranes, authentic hand-built lifeboats with ribs and planks, wooden barrels, wooden light beacons, wooden windlass, wooden cabin, and many other spectacular ornaments.
This model comes standard with a solid wood base and brass nameplate. For a more personalized gift or display, consider adding on a fully customized nameplate plaque with your choice of text and/or logo. This product will make a stunning and unique gift for any home or office decorator, boat enthusiast, or passionate collector.
We carry a vast selection of stunning, high quality model ships, boats, and more in a variety of sizes. Protect your investment by purchasing one of our Tabletop or Floor Standing Display Cases to keep your model safe and dust free.
- Dimensions: 37" W x 30" H x 11" D
- Individually Hand Built to Scale
- Includes Solid Wood Base and Brass Nameplate
- Optional Personalized Plaque with Custom Text* and/or Logo
- Tabletop and Floor Standing Display Cases Available
Purchase this Christian Radich Model Ship from Everything Nautical today. Our U.S. based, family run company strives to bring you the very best in Nautical Gifts and Decor. Our product selection still remains the largest online and is always backed by our convenient, easy to understand service.
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