L: 32.5 W: 9 H: 24.25 Inches
Display this beautiful SS Gaelic - a steamship of the White Star Line that was built by shipbuilders Harland and Wolff of Belfast right in your own home or office!
Master craftsmen using 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 and are 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.
The SS Gaelic model features plank on frame, two decks, and four rows of metal pin and wood stripes on each side of the ship. The four large masts are connected securely using advanced rigging and lines painstakingly knotted and fastened by hand. Three lower yard has an attached hand-stitched rolled-up 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 authentic hand-built lifeboats with ribs and planks, metal steering wheel, smoke stack and windlass, captain’s dining and sleeping cabin, and many other handcrafted ornaments.
This model comes standard with a solid wood base and brass nameplate. It’ll make a perfect gift for home or office decorator, boat enthusiast or passionate collector.
The SS Gaelic was built by Harland & Wolff of Belfast, Northern Ireland, for the White Star Line and weighed 4,206 tons. The maiden voyage was on February 28, 1885, and the ship made Pacific crossings for the Occidental & Oriental Steamship Co., from 1885 to 1904. The passage of 102 Korean immigrants to Hawaii began on December 29, 1902 in Nagasaki, Japan, and ended on January 13, 1903, when the ship arrived in Honolulu. The Gaelic was refitted by Harland & Wolff in 1905 and sold to the Pacific Steam Navigation Co. in the same year and renamed Callao, but was retired and broken up in 1907.