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History of the Amerigo Vespucci

The Amerigo Vespucci is a famous tall ship of the Italian Navy, named after the explorer Amerigo Vespucci who wrote about the americas. In 1925, two school ships were designed by Lieutenant Colonel Francesco Rotundibuilt based on the 18th century ships of the line. These two ships were the Cristoforo Colombo and the Amerigo Vespucci. The Amerigo Vespucci was built in 1930 in Castellammare di Stabia (Napoli) and was launched on February 22, 1931. The Amerigo Vespucci is a fully rigged three masted steel hull with a total length of 101 metres. The Amerigo Vespucci can reach speeds of 10 knots. In total, the Amerigo Vespucci has 26 traditional canvas sails which are square sails, staysails, and jibs. The hull of the Amerigo Vespucci is painted black with two white stripes but does not carry any guns. Although it is meant to be used as a training ship by the Italian Military Navy, it is not considered a Man of War. The decking on the Amerigo Vespucci is teak wood. Being Italian, the stern and bow are elaborately decorated with very intricate ornaments. The figurehead is a statue of Amerigo Vespucci. The Amerigo Vespucci is now used as a training ship for the cadets of the Italian Navy Academy (Accademia Navale). We currently have one type of scale model ship on sale. However, further models of the Amerigo Vespucci (with black or white hulls and of varied sizes) will be launched. So stay informed by coming back to this page.


Amerigo Vespucci (Black) 1930 Italy Amerigo Vespucci (Black) 1930 Italy

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Length: 39" (1.0 m)
Width: 13" (32 cm)
Height: 23" (58 cm)

A very detailed wooden model ship of the Amerigo Vespucci Tall Ship still currently in service

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Price:   £1,300.00 (Euro 1,820.00)

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Amerigo Vespucci (White) 1930 Italy Amerigo Vespucci (White) 1930 Italy

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Length: 39" (1.0 m)
Width: 13" (32 cm)
Height: 23" (58 cm)

A very detailed wooden model ship of the Amerigo Vespucci Tall Ship still currently in service

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Price:   £1,250.00 (Euro 1,750.00)


Amerigo Vespucci Training Ship - More Info on the Build Quality of this Model

This ship model of the Amerigo Vespucci is totally handcrafted from scratch. The hull of the model is built using wooden plank on frame technique. The whole of the hull is lacquer painted black for a striking finish. The colours used on this ship model are an exact match of those used on the Amerigo Vespucci which is still currently in service. The decking on this ship model is a fully laminated deck made using and array of very narrowly cut wooden planks. The decks are of teak wood and treated with varnish to bring out the value of the wood. The deck details on this model are miniature replicas of the real Amerigo Vespucci. The details on this ship model are more intricate than any other ship. No detail was left out. Just as the real Amerigo Vespucci, this model has all the exact details positioned in the right places. The deck details are a mixture of wood and copper and is highly intricate. These deck details demand many hours of work. The ship's figurehead is metallic and represents a statue of Amerigo Vespucci the explorer. The masts used on this ship model are made out of solid wood. All mast tops and tessle trees are built according to plans. Several thicknesses of rigging are used. This ship model is a true spectacle.

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Link to the Marina Militare Official Site (Italian)

Visit the virtual Amerigo Vespucci via the official Marina Militare website. And please do not forget to compare the pictures with our model. http://www.marina.difesa.it/uominimezzi/navi/Pagine/Vespucci.aspx

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