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Assembled Admiral's Line Flying Cloud

Assembled Admiral's Line Flying Cloud

The Flying Cloud, a clipper ship, was the masterpiece of Donald McKay the foremost marine architect and shipbuilder of his time. She was launched in East Boston in 1851. The Flying Cloud acquired a reputation for sailing faster than any other ship of her time. On one record breaking occasion she made the passage from New York to San Francisco in 88 days, a feat never again achieved by a sail powered ship. The Flying Cloud met an unfortunate end when she was lost at sea in 1874.

These ships are 100% scratch built, put together piece by piece, similar to an actual ship. There are no model kits used here. The wood is cut from trees. All ships are Plank on Frame construction (hollow hulls). Ribs on the inside, piece by piece form the hull and deck. If you look closely, you can see the nails used to secure the strips of wood to the internal ribs. Some Admiral's line ships utilize double plank on frame construction. Wood is cut piece by piece and put over the base of the ship's hull to the water line. It's a lot of work and a fantastic look. The lines on the ships are working lines. They can be tightened and loosened. The Admiral's line ship's sails can be furled or unfurled by tracing each working line, though this is not recommended unless you are an avid model builder. Appreciate the rigging, the stitching on the sails, and the fantastic craftsmanship. Each ship comes with a solid wooden stand and a brass nameplate. Every ship comes with her history printed on antiqued paper along with a stand to display beside the ship. The ships are imported from all over the world from master craftsman who specialize in model boat building.

Model 700-005 Dimensions:
  • Length: 28"
  • Width: 21"
  • Height: 8"
Model 400-005 Dimensions:
  • Length: 35"
  • Width: 27"
  • Height: 10"
Admiral's Line Flying Cloud
Manufacturer: Old World Trading Co.

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