Length: 1180 mm
Height: 940 mm
Part No.: MM737
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The Vasa 1626-
Scale 1:60, Length: 1180 mm, Height: 940 mm
Display scale kit difficulty: 3
The Vasa 1626-
In the early 17th century, Sweden was busy building an empire around the Baltic Sea in northern Europe. A strong navy was essential. During the 1620s Sweden was at war with Poland. In 1625 the Swedish king Gustavus Adolphus ordered new warships, among them the Vasa.
The Vasa was built at the Stockholm shipyard by Henrik Hybertsson -
In 1628 the ship was ready. Sunday August 10 was the day of the Vasa's maiden voyage. The beaches around Stockholm were filled with spectators, among them foreign diplomats. The maiden voyage was to be an act of propaganda for the ambitious Swedish king Gustavus Adolphus.
The Vasa set sail and fired a salute. But only after a few minutes of sailing the ship began to heel over. She righted herself slightly -
After the disaster the captain of the Vasa -
At the inquest people were troubled by the fact that the shipbuilder Henrik Hybertsson had died the year before the Vasa was completed. Instead his brother and partner, Arendt de Groot, was held responsible for the completion of the ship. But in the end no one was condemned for causing the disaster. The people in charge of the inquiries concluded that the ship was well built -
One of the most popular attractions in Sweden since her recovery, Wasa is the centrepiece of the Statens Sjohistoriska Museum on the Stockholm waterfront.
The kit features the following: This advanced kit is suitable for ship kit builders who previously built two or more models of a similar style.
A double plank on frame hull construction, building plans with general details, English instructions booklet, lost wax brass castings walnut or lime planking, wooden masts and spars, brass and walnut fittings, laser etched details, rigging cord and silk flag. All sheet ply sections are laser cut for accuracy.