Amerigo Vespucci Model Ship (Superior Range)

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Amerigo Vespucci Model Ship

Handcrafted, scratch built and ready made. Absolutely nothing to do, except to remove from their boxes!

In the late 1920s, the Italian navy began construction of two ships for training their officer cadets at Sea, Cristoforo Colombo and Amerigo Vespucci. The design chosen was that of a seventy-four-gun frigate, though they had steel hulls and carried double top gallants, auxiliary power, and other modern devices.

Amerigo Vespucci was named for the Florentine explorer for whom the sixteenth century German cartographer Martin Waldseemuller, named the newly discovered land masses to the West.

Her full lines are in sharp contrast to the majority of sail-training vessels. A letter from a Norwegian submarine commander having encountered the two sister ships reads as follows:

On breaking surface, I took a quick look around and got a shock. I had gone down in the 20th century and come up again in the 18th century, for there stood in front of me, two majestic men-of war, under a press of canvas and sailing proudly.

Following the Second World War, her sister ship was acquired by the Soviet Union. Amerigo Vespucci resumed her sail-training mission for the Italian Navy well into the 1990s.

Please do not hesitate to contact us for any more information.

By Natalie Schneider (Austria Oct 2011). on
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Title: Amerigo Vespucci (Partially Painted) Model
Text: Dear all,

Thank you very much for the absolutely gorgeous ship. Just piece of art. My husband was shocked (in a positive way) and enjoyed the gift.

Thank you again for your great work! And it was delivered on the exact day of birthday.
By Donald Whittaker, The Designer Guy (USA Jul 06). on
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Title: Amerigo Vespucci (Partially Painted) Model
Text: Dear Bunty

I look forward to hearing from you. Very truly yours,

I found your website through an extensive search using Google; I looked an many other sites that also construct model ships, including the Amerigo Vespucci, but I felt the most comfortable with your quality and what you had to say about your product on the website.

I have never purchased a model ship before [this being my first] but it has always been a dream of mine since I was a boy. I wait with great anticipation to receive your work of art.
By Jack Shemesh, GWCA Founder/Pres./Exec.Director ( September 2005). on
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Title: Amerigo Vespucci (Partially Painted) Model
Text: Hi Rashid

I must say, WOW! Very beautiful work. God will love you more for this.
By Consulate-General of the Republic of Singapore - Dr J. Toth (May 2005). on
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Title: Amerigo Vespucci (Large Painted) Model
Text: Thank you very much, we have received the model ship. It is wonderful.

Best regards
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