Pride of Baltimore Ship Model by Abordage
In early 19th century America no other type of sailing ship better captured the spirit of a young nation than the Baltimore Clipper. These small fast ships were developed in the northern Chesapeake as foretopsail schooners, which carry 8 to 10 guns. As privateers, they completely out-sailed the British Navy during the War of 1812.
In 1974 Baltimore city officials decided to build a replica of a 19th century clipper to serve as a goodwill ambassador for the city. The ship, named The Pride of Baltimore was launched at Baltimore's Inner Harbor on Feburary 27, 1977. The name captured the spirit of the phoenix-like town. She was lost at the sea during a hurricane on May 14, 1986. The city commissioned a larger sister-ship, and The Pride of Baltimore II was launched on April 30, 1989.
- Our design team has taken orginal drawings and defined them in model scale
- Constructed with the finest materials, including brass, stainless steel, and acrylic in our specialized workshop
- To create the hull, the wood is processed in strips for traditional plank on bulkhead construction
- Each model is hand crafted and requires serious craftsmen
- The masts and boom are developed with every detail
- The components and deck hardware are added, lines rigged and sails raised, all according to inspected "deck layout" and "rigging" drawings
- After several quality control reviews the model is stamped and guaranteed for satisfaction
- Dimensions: 32" x 25"