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RS1 COLIN ARCHER

Model is handcrafted from hard wood with planks on frame construction and painted. Model is fully assembled and ready for display.

 

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FB0006P 50L x 17W x 70H (cm) 19.60L x  6.70W x 27.55H (inch) 0.129 m = 4.55559 ft

Model Ship Colin Archer - Ready for display

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Model Ship Colin Archer Hull

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Model Ship Colin Archer Bow Deck

Model Ship Colin Archer Mid Deck

Model Ship Colin Archer Stern Deck

Model Ship Colin Archer Top Deck View

Model Ship Colin Archer Stern View

Colin Archer

 

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HISTORY

Colin Archer (22 July 1832 - 3 February 1921) was a naval architect and shipbuilder from Larvik, Norway. He was born of Scottish parents who emigrated to Norway in 1825.

Prior to his career as a naval architect in Norway, he spent time in Queensland, Australia, with his brother, Thomas. While there, he sailed with a cargo up the Fitzroy River, Queensland "when it was almost if not quite unknown".

He and his shipyard were known for building durable and safe ships. The most notable single ship built by Colin Archer was the Fram, which participated in expeditions to the North Pole, and later Roald Amundsen's historic first expedition to the South Pole. He also designed a sturdy sailing vessel class for the Redningsselskapet (The Norwegian Lifeboat institution) which was used for many years and now is referred to as a Colin Archer. Fram is now preserved in the Fram Museum on Bygdy, Oslo, Norway. The prototype lifeboat "Colin Archer RS 1" is still afloat and in use as a floating museum.

Archer spent a lot of time calculating how an efficient hull should be designed. Even to this day, people still consult his work when designing new ships. He is credited with over 200 vessels.

Two rescue ships were named after him; the Colin Archer of 1893 and a later Colin Archer.
 

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Packing:

Model is packed with mast fully assembled. Model is ready for display.

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