RRS Discovery is a barque-rigged auxiliary steamship built in 1901. She was the last traditional wooden three-masted ship to be built in the United Kingdom. After service as a merchant ship before and during the First World War, Discovery was taken into the service of the British government in 1923 and it became the first Royal Research Ship. In 1979, after an extensive restoration, Discovery is now the centrepiece of a visitor attraction in the city of Dundee.
Using historical photographs, drawings or original plans our model is meticulously handcraft with highly quality wood from scratch to the most accurate of detail. They are built to scale and are 100% hand built, individually using plank-on-frame construction method and are similar to the building of actual ships. This model comes standard with a solid wood base and brass nameplate. It’ll make a perfect gift for home or office decorator, boat enthusiast or passionate collector