Christian Radich Model

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The Christian Radich model ship measures 37" Long x 11" Wide x 30" High.
The Christian Radich ship model is built from scratch by experienced master artisans and is not from any sort of kit. This historic model ship comes with a high quality, conditioned wood base complete with its own brass name plate. Skilled builders and artisans are responsible for the construction of every one of our handcrafted wooden model ships. To create a sturdy, perfectly aligned, built-to-scale masterpiece, each model’s frame and hull have to be precisely assembled.

  • The Christian Radich model ship measures 37" Long x 11" Wide x 30" High.

  • We rely on extensive research, various pictures, original plans, drawings and digital imaging to build our tall ship models to scale.

  • The highest quality rare woods (e.g. ebony, rosewood, blackwood, mahogany, jackwood and sycamore) are used to construct all of our wood model ships.

  • The wood is subjected to specific seasoning procedures to ensure that our models will withstand severe climate changes and will never warp or split.

  • The detailed, hand-stitched sails are constructed of fine linen.

  • The detailed riggings and linings are also of linen, and are painstakingly fastened by hand.

  • Ornaments and decorations (e.g. cannons, portholes, anchors, dials and wheels among other details) are sculpted of brass, chrome and other metals.

Skilled builders and artisans are responsible for the construction of every one of our handcrafted wooden model ships. To create a sturdy, perfectly aligned, built-to-scale masterpiece, each model’s frame and hull have to be precisely assembled. Narrow pieces of wood are cut into individual planks and then fastened one-by-one to the frame of the ship’s hull. When the frame planking is finished, individual pieces of wood are then fastened to the exterior of the hull, finalizing this assiduous process.

Each model ship is micro-sanded a number of times to ensure maximal uptake for paint and varnish. Each time the model is micro-sanded, a layer of primer, paint and varnish is applied. This time-consuming re-application and layering process is what gives our models their realistic sheen.

Each Christian Radich model ship is inspected to ensure the highest quality and the most historical accuracy possible for your investment.

Historic Past:

 

Christian Radich is a Norwegian full rigged ship, named after a Norwegian shipowner. The vessel was built at Framnæs shipyard in Sandefjord, Norway, and was delivered on 17 June 1937. The owner was The Christian Radich Sail Training Foundation established by a grant from an officer of that name.

The vessel is a full rigged three masted steel hull, 62.5 m long, with an overall length of 73 m including the bowsprit and a maximum width of 9.7 m. She has a draught of about 4.7 meters and a displacement at full load of 1050 tons. Under engine power, the Christian Radich reaches a top speed of 10 knots, while she can make up to 14 knots under sail.

The crew is 18 all together. It can accommodate 88 passengers. The Christian Radich is well known through the international release in 1958 of the Cinemiracle widescreen movie Windjammer. The Christian Radich sailed to the United States in 1976 as part of the Bicentennial Celebration, and partook in the Operation Sail parade in New York Harbor on 4 July 1976. The ship also appeared as herself in the 1970s BBC TV series The Onedin Line, as one of James Onedin's ships.

The vessel was built for training sailors for the Norwegian merchant navy, and did so for many years. From 1999 and on, the ship has been on the charter market as well as sailing with paying trainees to foreign ports on summer trips, participating in the Cutty Sark Tall Ships' Race and large sail events in various European ports. She won on corrected time in Class A and overall the tall ship in total in 2007, and became the only class A vessel that crossed the finish line.

Christian Radich won the first race of the Tall Ships Race 2010 in Class A, from Antwerp to Skagen in Denmark, a distance of 787 km (489 mi) just under 2 days with an impressive average speed of 10.2 knots, with the corrected time of 1 day 4 hours 29 minutes and 44 seconds, and won the over all race 2010, making this its 5th victory in the Tall ships Race.

The class society of the vessel is Det Norske Veritas, DNV, and it is built to +1A1, E0.



Class & type:     Full rigged ship
Displacement:     1,050 tonnes (2,300,000 lb)
Length:     

62.5 m (205 ft)
73 m (240 ft) including bowsprit
Beam:     9.7 m (32 ft)
Height:     37.7 m (124 ft)
Draught:     4.7 m (15 ft)
Propulsion:     

27 Sails, 1,360 m2 (14,600 sq ft)
Engine, Caterpillar 900 HK
Speed:     

Sails, 14 knots (26 km/h)
Engine, 10 knots (19 km/h)
Complement:     

18 permanent crew
88 passengers

 

This full rigged Norwegian beast was delivered in June 1937. The grant for the vessel was established by a grant cavalry officer, Captain Christian Radich. With a full rigged three masted steel hull, the Christian Radich is 62.5 meters long and can reach 10 knots under engine power and 14 knots powered by sail.

The Christian Radich was originally built as a training vessel for sailors in the Norwegian fleet and was used as such for years. The Christian Radich currently participates in the Cutty Sark Tall Ship’s Race and large sail events in various ports.

 

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