of the Christian Radich a Norwegian full-rigged ship.
I don’t recall the manufacturer’s details of this model
kit but I believe it was of Spanish origin. Construction of the model
is a double plank hull and deck with most of the small fittings
being supplied in the kit of parts
, the build
time was 680 hours.
in Sandefjord, Norway and was delivered on 17 June 1937. The owner was The Christian Radich Sail Training Foundation established by a grant from an officer of that name. The vessel
is a full-rigged three masted steel hull, 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 she reaches a top speed of 10 knots, while she can make up to 14 knots under sail. in 1939, the ship sailed across the Atlantic to visit the World Trade Fair in New York. The ship and the voyage created huge press cover
age and made Christian Radich famous.
When the ship came back home in September 1939, she was taken over by the Norwegian Navy. After the German invasion, the Nazi’s used the ship as an accommodation ship. At the end of the war, Christian Radich was towed to Flensburg in Germany where it was later bombed and sunk. At the end of the war, Christian Radich was hoisted up and towed to Kiel with a minesweeper as a protection ship. She was later towed to Norway and fully restored in 1947.
There is a rich source of information about this beautiful ship on the internet if anyone is interested to learn more about her. (5/10)
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