|Dimensions L x H x W||12 × 92 × 12 cm|
Wooden ship kit of Wappen von Hamburg
Wappen von Hamburg wooden ship model kit from Corel is one of our many quality kits in our wide product range. Corel is an Italian model ship kit manufacturer established more than 40 years ago and specialises in production of quality wooden ship kits as well as supplying detailed fittings and materials to model ship builders. Wappen von Hamburg kit represents the expertise of Corel by using quality materials and detailed craftsmanship.
One of the most distinguished features of Corel kits is that the model kits do not consist of almost any plastic parts, only quality wooden material, metal decorations, most parts are made from brass or copper and all parts are carefully pre-cut. Premier Ship Models can also assemble the kit for you which will be dispatched as a ready to display model.
Wappen von Hamburg, also named as the Empress, was commissioned to be built by Dutch shipbuilders in Hamburg, Germany. Overcoming the delays of building by various negotiations and consultations caused that the ship took up its service in 1669. Until 1683, Wappen von Hamburg serviced as an escort vessel on voyages to Spitzbergen and the West.
A major accident occurred in October of 1683 when a fire broke out whilst on the Cadiz route, reaching also the arsenal which caused a massive explosion. Along with many injured man, sixty-five men have died in attempts to save the ship. In 1897, the City of Hamburg honoured all the man by building a monument to remind the tragedy of Wappen von Hamburg.