Sir Winston Churchill

Scale model of an English training ship the Sir Winston Churchill

1:75 scale, Wooden hull, 20.28″H, 25″L, 4.33″W

Three Masted Topsail Schooner ‘SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL’ was built in 1965 at the Richard Dunston Ltd., Shipyard in Hessle, Yorkshire, GB, for the “Sail Training Association” in Bosham. The constructors of this ship were Chamber & Nicholsen Ltd. The ‘Sir Winston Churchill’ is also equipped with a 240 HP help-engine and has a total sail area of 817 sqm.

Kit includes laser cut wooden hull and wooden strips, fittings set, sails, rigging thread, plan and manual. Scale model of an English training ship. 1:75 scale Wooden hull 20.28″H 25″L 4.33″W. This kit contains English translation instructions, all measurements in the booklet are in Metric

Paints used on this model boat kit are: BB#1, BB#3, BB#5, BB#9, BB#11, BB#12, BB#14, BB#15, BB#16, BB#17, BB#33, BB#36, + BB#40 thinner/cleaner.

  • BB706
  • 1:75 scale
  • Wooden hull
  • 20.28″H 25″L 4.33″W

About: Sir Winston Churchill

The Sir Winston Churchill three masted topsail Schooner

The Sir Winston Churchill is a three masted topsail Schooner that has captured the hearts and imaginations of sailors and history buffs alike. This magnificent vessel is a true representation of the golden age of sail, with its sleek design and towering masts. Built in 1965 by the renowned Dutch shipyard, De Vries Lentsch, the Sir Winston Churchill was originally named the Argonaut and served as a luxury yacht for a wealthy businessman. However, in 1968, the vessel was purchased by the Royal Canadian Navy and was renamed after the iconic British Prime Minister, who was known for his love of sailing.

The Sir Winston Churchill is a true masterpiece of naval architecture, measuring 180 feet in length and boasting a displacement of over 400 tons. Its three masts reach a height of 125 feet, making it an impressive sight to behold. The ship is primarily made of steel and is powered by a diesel-electric engine, giving it a top speed of 10 knots. Its interior is equally as impressive, with luxurious staterooms, a grand dining room, and a spacious lounge area.

One of the most striking features of the sailing ship is its three masted topsail design. This type of rigging was popular during the 18th and 19th centuries and was used by many famous ships, including the HMS Victory and the USS Constitution. The three masts (fore, main, and mizzen) each have three sails – a topsail, a topgallant sail, and a royal sail. This rigging allows for maximum maneuverability and speed, making the Sir Winston Churchill a formidable vessel on the open seas.

Over the years, the vessel has had a colorful history, serving in various capacities for the Royal Canadian Navy. It was used as a training ship for naval cadets, a research vessel for oceanographic studies, and even a floating classroom for high school students. In 1998, the vessel was retired from naval service and was purchased by a private owner, who later donated it to the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Today, the Sir Winston Churchill continues to sail the seas, serving as a floating museum and educational platform. Visitors can step aboard and experience what life was like on a three masted topsail Schooner, learning about the rich history and maritime traditions of Canada. The ship also participates in various regattas and events, showcasing its impressive sailing abilities and captivating onlookers with its majestic appearance.

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