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Flying Fish 50" Limited
Ready for Immediate Display - Not a Model Ship kit
Museum-quality features and finely-crafted details capture the spirit and pride of the Flying Fish in this Limited Edition scale replica tall ships model. With devoted attention to historical accuracy, every detail on the Flying Fish authentically matches the famous tea clipper ship. Serving as the centerpiece of a meeting room, office or den, or perhaps setting a proud nautical tone for a corporate boardroom or family living room, these Limited Edition model tall ships are certain to inspire an indomitable winning spirit.
50" Long x 12" Wide x 28" High (1:65 scale)
- Built from scratch over hundreds of hours by master artisans
- High quality woods include cherry, birch, maple and rosewood
- Individual wooden planks used in plank-on-frame hull construction
- Museum Quality features not available in other model tall ships under $3,000 or any kit
- Higher quality woods used in construction
- Greatest attention paid to every detail
- Extensive rigging featuring over 200 blocks and deadeyes
- Other Amazing Details, including:
- Planked deck with nail holes
- Authentic scale lifeboats
- Brass rails and other deck accessories
- Finely crafted and highly detailed deckhouses
- Large deck allows for more items and finer details
- Masterfully stitched, heavy canvas sails hold shape and do not wrinkle
- Taut rigging with varied thread gauge and color
- Meticulous painting accurately matches the actual Flying Fish
- Wooden display base features four arched dolphins
- Pictured with marble base (available for purchase)
- Extensive research of original plans, historical drawings and paintings as well as actual photographs ensures the highest possible accuracy
An extreme clipper ship built in 1851 by Donald McKay, East Boston, MA. Her dimensions were 198'6"×38'2"×22' and tonnage 1505 tons. The deadrise was 25".
- 1851 September
- Launched at the shipyard of Donald McKay, East Boston, MA, for Messrs. Sampson & Tappan, Boston.
- 1851 November 11 - February 17
- Sailed from Boston to San Francisco in 98 days. The Boston clipper Swordfish which left Boston on the same day arrived at San Francisco after 90 days and 16 hours.
- 1852 November 1 - January 31
- Sailed from New York to San Francisco in 92 days and 4 hours. The Wild Pigeon left the same port on October 12, the John Gilpin on October 29, and the Trade Wind on November 14.
- 1853 May 6
- Sailed from Manila to Boston in 107 days or 79 days from Anjer.
- 1853 September 20
- Sailed from Boston to San Francisco in 113 days.
- 1854 April 2 - July 20
- Sailed from Manila to New York in 109 days, 80 days from Anjer.
- 1854 September 23 - January 10
- Sailed from Boston to San Francisco in 109 days.
- 1855 September 13 - December 27
- Sailed from Boston to San Francisco in 105 days.
- 1856 October 4
- Sailed from Boston to San Francisco in 106 days.
- 1857 September 28 - January 20
- Sailed from Boston to San Francisco in 114 days.
- 1858 November 23
- Left Foochow for New York with a cargo of tea but missed stays and was wrecked at the Min entrance. The wreck was condemned and was surrendered to the underwriters who subsequently sold the wreck to a Manilla merchant. After having been rebuilt at Whampoa she was renamed the El Bueno Suceso.