Named after the German state and kingdom of Prussia, Preussen was built in 1902, Germany. A 133 meter long steel-hulled five-masted ship-rigged windjammer. It was the largest of the Flying P-liners. The Flying P-liners were the sailing ships of the German F. Laeisz shipping company renowned for their cruising speed, high reliability and their name all starting with the letter P.
Many considered Preussen to be the fastest sailing ship of its time. In 1910, while crossing the Channel she was rammed by a small British steamer. Preussen was tugged towards Dover but attempts to put her to safety failed as the tug could not cope with her sheer size in gale force conditions and she broke onto rocks at Crab Bay where she sunk.
Premier Ship Models is proud to offer this fantastic Pruessen Boat model produced and manufactured by Ghia Nein, who are renowned for their craftsmanship. An artisanal business with over twenty years experience, using locally sourced exotic woods and resources to produce exquisite hand crafted models. Based in Vietnam this family run workshop ensures that each model is of high quality and are accurate replicas of original ships. Get this wonderful model of the Preussen Boat today, to sit proudly as feature in any room.