Vasa Galleon Ship Model (1627 Sweden) | Small Scale

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Vasa Galleon Ship Model (1627 Sweden) | Small Scale

Overall size: 59 cm (L) x 39 cm (H)


SKU: 17

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Overall dimensions:

Length: 23" (59 cm)
Width: 7.5" (19 cm)
Height: 15.5" (39 cm)

This handcrafted VASA model galleon showcases the intricate details of the original ship.

  • The Vasa galleon ship model has copper pinned hull.

  • A Wasa galleon replica with two-colour rigging.

  • This galleon ship model is supported by a solid wooden stand.

  • Handmade from scratch galleon replica.

  • Wooden model galleon for sale.

  • A fully assembled model galleon ship.

  • Not a kit.
  • Dispatched from Bristol or free Click & Collect.

Models are shipped via DHL and shipping costs are as follows:

UK mainland and Northern Ireland @ £10.50
The Scottish Highlands & Channel Islands @ £35.10
The USA @ £110.00

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There are no extra charges to be paid for deliveries to Northern Ireland.

The Vasa was a Swedish warship built between 1626 and 1628 during the reign of King Gustavus Adolphus. The ship was commissioned as part of a larger naval expansion program aimed at making Sweden a major power in the Baltic region.

The Vasa was an impressive vessel, with two gun decks, a total of 64 bronze cannons, and ornate carvings and decorations. However, it was also extremely top-heavy and unstable, and it had numerous design flaws that would eventually lead to its tragic end.

On its maiden voyage in August 1628, the Vasa sailed less than a mile from the shipyard before a gust of wind caused it to tilt sharply to one side. Water began pouring in through the open gun ports, and within minutes the ship had sunk to the bottom of the harbour.

Despite the loss of the ship, the Vasa was not forgotten. Over the years, numerous attempts were made to locate and salvage the wreck, but it was not until the mid-20th century that the ship was finally rediscovered and raised from the sea floor.

Today, the Vasa is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Stockholm, Sweden, where it is on display at the Vasa Museum. It is also a valuable historical artefact that offers insight into 17th-century shipbuilding techniques and the ambitions of Sweden's naval expansion program.

Marc M | 18 December 2023 | Denmark

Very nice detailed ship. Service and shipping was fantastic and fast.

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