Thermopylae measured 212'0" x 36'0" x 20'9. She was rigged with royal sails, single topgallant and double top-sails. Thermopylae was designed for the China tea trade, and set speed records on her maiden voyage to Melbourne - 63 days, still the fastest trip under sail. In 1872 she raced the clipper Cutty Sark from Shanghai back to London and won by seven days after Cutty Sark lost her rudder.The Portuguese Navy torpedoed her at sea in 1906. The Kit of the Thermopylae Features: A double plank on frame hull construction, building plans with general details, English instructions, lost wax brass castings, walnut and lime planking, wooden masts and spars, brass and walnut fittings, laser etched detailing, rigging cord and silk flag.
All sheet ply sections are laser cut for accuracy. Unprecedented times this item could be sent from our Main business address or our Head office, which are both located within 6 miles of each other in North Cornwall. Tea Clipper 1124 Scale (791) Wooden Model Boat Kit" is in sale since Tuesday, September 22, 2015. This item is in the category "Toys & Games\Models & Kits\Boats & Ships". The seller is "modelrealm" and is located in Tintagel, Cornwall.
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