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Handcrafted, scratch built and readymade GG Loudon Model Ship
The GG Loudon model ship is one of the many custom models we have in our collection here at Premier Ship models. This ship model was originally designed for the 2006 BBC docudrama series, Krakatoa, the Last Days and featured we are proud to say throughout the documentary. Based on the 1883 volcanic eruption Krakatoa, Indonesia, the BBC co-produced the series with Discovery Channel, RTL Television and France 2. The model ship was well received by the client, as evidenced by the client feedback.
The GG Loudon was presented as a trapped sailing ship at sea with 100 passengers when the volcanic eruption reaches its height. The Krakatoa was an active volcanic island in the Sundra Strait, between Java and Sumatra, Indonesia. Leading up to its eruption, seismic activity intensified on the island, resulting in an eruption on August 27, 1883 which devastatingly left 36,413 dead.
Captain Lindeman made a decision which saved the lives of his passengers on the GG Loudon sailing ship. Recognising he could not make port at Telok Betong due to the damage of Krakatoa’s tsunami, he decided the best action was to take the sailing ship back towards sea.
The noise from the volcanic eruption is measured as the loudest in modern history. Shock waves from the explosion registered on barographs for five successive days. The shock wave from the final eruption reverberated seven times around the earth. Flows of superheated gas and rock, volcanic ashes and tsunamis caused massive damage to the region.
Built with high quality materials and craftsmanship within a very short time given the BBC deadline, the GG Loudon ship model is a flawless replica, incorporating inclusive features of the original vessel.
The GG Loudon model ship is representative of the quality and details of our model ship collection in the Premier Range here at Premier Ship Models. With our customers at the heart of our business, we are dedicated to providing a wide variety of products to meet specific customer needs.