Danmark

Danmark Wooden hull Model Kit

This expert level wooden hull ship is the last of the series

Wooden hull 23.32″H 35.43″L 5.51″W 1:75 scale.

The Danmark succeeded the København, a five-masted barque which was lost mysteriously at sea at the end of 1928, as Denmark’s principal training ship.She was built to train officers of the Danish merchant marine. In 1939 she visited the United States to participate in the 1939 World’s Fair in New York City, but at the outbreak of hostilities in World War II, the Danmark was ordered to remain in US waters to avoid capture by the Germans. She was then based in Jacksonville, Florida and maintained with the help of the Danish American community there.

After the attack on Pearl Harbor the captain, Knud L. Hansen, offered the ship to the U.S. government as a training vessel. This offer was accepted, and the Danmark moved to New London, Connecticut to train cadets at the United States Coast Guard Academy there.

Training voyages continue to be offered, not only to Danes but also to those of any nation interested in learning the basics of seamanship on a large sailing vessel.

The ship was one out of seven ships that was used for filming in the British BBC TV-series Onedin Line (1971-1980).

Kit includes laser cut wooden strips and pieces, fittings kit, sails, rigging thread, plan and manual. This expert level wooden hull ship is the last of the series.

Paint needed are: BB#1, BB#3, BB#5, BB#6, BB#11, BB#13, BB#15, BB#17, BB#35, BB#36, and BB#40 Acetone Thinner.

  • Wooden hull
  • BB5005
  • 23.32″H  35.43″L  5.51″W
  • 1:75 scale.

 

$548.90

About: Danmark

Information about the Danmark

The Danmark is a majestic and historic ship that has captured the hearts and imaginations of sailors and enthusiasts for over a century. Built in 1933 by the renowned Danish shipyard, Nakskov Skibsværft, the Danmark was originally designed as a training vessel for the Danish merchant navy. With a length of 252 feet and a displacement of over 2,000 tons, the ship was a formidable presence on the seas.

The Danmark’s sleek and elegant design is a testament to the craftsmanship and attention to detail of its builders. Its three masts, towering over 150 feet, are adorned with a total of 27 sails, giving the ship a majestic and impressive appearance. The hull is made of sturdy oak and teak, with a deep red color that has become synonymous with the Danmark.

Over the years, the Danmark has undergone several renovations and upgrades, but it still retains its original charm and character. The ship has a rich history, having served as a training vessel for thousands of Danish sailors, and has also participated in numerous international races and regattas. It has sailed to all corners of the world, from the icy waters of the Arctic to the warm and tropical seas of the Caribbean.

One of the most striking features of the Danmark is its interior. The ship boasts luxurious cabins, a grand dining hall, and a spacious deck for passengers to relax and take in the breathtaking views. The ship’s wheelhouse, with its traditional wooden steering wheel and vintage instruments, is a favorite spot for visitors to take photos and imagine themselves at the helm of this magnificent vessel.

But the Danmark is not just a beautiful ship, it is also a symbol of resilience and determination. During World War II, the ship was seized by the Germans and used as a training vessel for their navy. However, after the war, the Danmark was returned to its rightful owners and continued its legacy as a training ship for the Danish merchant navy.

Today, the Danmark is still in active service, serving as a training vessel for the Royal Danish Naval Academy. It also welcomes visitors from all over the world, offering them a chance to experience the thrill of sailing on a traditional tall ship. The Danmark is not just a ship, it is a living piece of history, a testament to the enduring spirit of the Danish people and their love for the sea.

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