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Christian Radich Limited 21"
Ready for Immediate Display - Not a Model Ship kit
The Christian Radich Limited 21" displays a wealth of detail parallel to that of the famous tall ship that is still currently sailing the seas today. Own a part of history, as the Christian Radich is a five time winner to the Tall Ships Race and was immortalized in the 1958 international movie release, Windjammer. Setting the bar high in detail, this limited version has extensive details in the deck work, rigging, and a meticulously painted figurehead embodying the heart and spirit of the Christian Radich.
21" Long x 6" Wide x 13" High (1:137 scale)
- Handcrafted from scratch by our master artisans
- Accurately hand-painted to match the actual tall ship Christian Radich
- White and red hull seperated by hand-painted blue water line
- Amazing Details, including:
- Four authentic scale lifeboats
- Metal railing used around the vessel
- 23 sails hold their shape and do not wrinkle
- Taut rigging with varied thread gauge and color
- Authentic steering wheels positioned throughout deck
- Norwegian flag hang from bowsprit and rear rigging
- Figure head is finely-painted white, blue and gold to match the actual Christian Radich vessel
- Model is attached to wooden base to provide security so model does not fall over
- Metal name plate is attached to wood base displaying the tall ship name Christian Radich
- Extensive research of original plans, historic drawings, paintings, and actual photographs
Christian Radich is a Norwegian full rigged ship, named after a Norwegian shipowner. The vessel was built at Framnęs shipyard in Sandefjord, Norway, and was delivered on 17 June 1937. The owner was The Christian Radich Sail Training Foundation established by a grant from a cavalry and officer of that name.
The vessel is a full rigged three masted steel hull, callsign is LJLM, its homeport is Oslo, and the IMO number is 5071729. The class society is Det Norske Veritas, DNV, and its built to +1A1, E0.
The vessel is 62.5 m long, with an overall length of 73 m including the bowsprit and a maximum width of 9.7 m. She has a draught of about 4.7 meters and a displacement at full load of 1050 tons. Under engine power, the Christian Radich reaches a top speed of 10 knots, while she can make up to 14 knots under sail.
The crew is 18 all together. It can accommodate 88 passengers. The Christian Radich is well known through the international release in 1958 of the Cinemiracle widescreen movie Windjammer. The Christian Radich sailed to the United States in 1976 as part of the American Bi-Centenial Celebration, and was in at Navy Pier in Chicago, Illinois on July 4th, 1976.
The vessel was built for training sailors for the Norwegian merchant navy, and did so for many years. From 1999 and on, the ship has been on the charter market as well as sailing with paying trainees to foreign ports on summer trips, participating in the Cutty Sark Tall Ships' Race and large sail events in various European ports. She won on corrected time in Class A and overall the tall ship in total in 2007,and became the only class A vessel that crossed the finish line.