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Flying Cloud Limited Tall Model Clipper Ship 21 inch

Sale price $ 146.99 Regular price $ 173.99

Flying Cloud scale model ship. Handcrafted by our master ship craftsman. Made with careful detail, our display ships are historically accurate and fully assembled.

Flying Cloud was a clipper ship that set the world's sailing record for the fastest passage between New York and San Francisco, 89 days 8 hours. The ship held this record for over 100 years, from 1854 to 1989.


Flying Cloud was the most famous of the clippers built by Donald McKay. She was known for her extremely close race with Hornet in 1853; for having a woman navigator, Eleanor Creesy, and for sailing in the Australia and timber trades.

 

Proudly made in the U.S.A.

21" Long x 6" Wide x 13" High (1:135 scale)

  • Handcrafted from scratch by our master artisans

  • Accurately hand-painted to match the actual tall ship Flying Cloud

  • Authentic textured copper finish plates featured below the water line

  • Amazing Details, including:

    • Three authentic scale lifeboats

    • Metal anchors weigh aside the bow

    • Metal railing used around the vessel

    • 26 pin striped sails hold shape and do not wrinkle

    • Taut rigging with varied thread gauge and color

    • American flag hangs from rear rigging

    • Figure head is finely painted white to match the actual Flying Cloud vessel

  • Model is attached to wooden base to provide security so model does not fall over

  • Metal name plate is attached to wood base displaying the tall ship name Flying Cloud

  • Extensive research of original plans, historic drawings, paintings, and actual photographs