About the Victoria:
Victoria was a Norwegian steamship that was built by Robert Duncan & Co. at the Port of Glasgow and launched on 9th of May 1872. She formed part of the Anchor Line, which was founded in 1856 and provided transatlantic services between Glasgow, New York and Quebec. She was 360 ft in length and had a gross tonnage of 3,242 tons. On August 14 of 1878, she completed her first voyage between London and New York and was fitted with new engines shortly after. She continued to serve as a transatlantic passenger ship until she was eventually scrapped in Italy in 1905.
About the manufacturer:
At Premier Ship Models, we are committed to building quality partnerships. That is why we have chosen to partner with this supplier. With more than twenty years of experience, this supplier is specialised in the manufacture of luxury hand-crafted model boat and ships. What originally began as an artisanal family workshop, now produces an extensive range of highly sought-after collectibles; Including classic speedboat models, historic tall-ship models, cruise ship models, moderns yacht models and battleship models. These ship models are carefully hand crafted and made from the highest quality hardwoods, sourced from local exotic wood resources.
About the model:
This model wooden ship is scratch-built with a remarkable level of craftsmanship, using the traditional technique of plank-on-frame construction. To ensure that there is a high level of quality and detail, each stage of the construction process is carefully monitored and takes several weeks to complete. The hulls and bridges are constructed exclusively out of hand-picked hardwoods. The model ship has been sanded and vanished in several layers, in order to create a smooth finish. Details are replicated using hand-stitched leather & fabric upholstery, and polished brass & metal finishes. The team of master craftsmen make use of the skills and expertise developed over many years, to ensure that this model is identical to the original.
This model is not a kit and is ready for display. The model is mounted on a solid wooden base and includes a brass plate.