OcCre Polaris Two Mast Wooden Sailing Ship Model Kit

Item Number OC12007

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$119.00

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Description

If you are thinking about starting naval modelling, Polaris is the model for you. Taking into account the general techniques for assembling a naval model, we have designed a simple and attractive model, with video tutorials on our YouTube channel, with step-by-step, detailed assembly instructions. With Polaris you will practice and learn the assembly and model-building techniques used in naval modelling. These techniques are the same as those used for any ship, regardless of its type or size: working the materials, building and planking a hull, mast building, rigging and sails, varnishing and finishing wood and metals, and lots more As always, OcCre will be by your side to answer any questions or need regarding the building and assembly of our models. The name Polaris corresponds to the “Pole Star”, the guiding star used by navigators. The Polaris ship aims to be a guide to get started in naval modelling. This version of the Polaris is complete with the sails.

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Historical Information

USS Polaris, originally called the America, was an 1864-screw steamer procured by the Union Navy as USS Periwinkle during the final months of the American Civil War. She served the Union Navy's struggle against the Confederate States as a gunboat. In late 1870, she was selected for service with the Hall scientific expedition, led by Charles Francis Hall, and was sent to the Washington Navy Yard for refitting. Renamed USS Polaris in early-1871, she arrived at the New York Navy Yard on June 9 to complete loading of stores and provisions for the expedition. She set sail in July 1871. Aiming for the North Pole, she reached 82° 29′N latitude, then the furthest point north reached by a vessel. Polaris was caught in the ice on the homeward voyage in October 1872, and carried for some distance before being crushed. Her crew was subsequently rescued, including a party of 18 people led by William F. C. Nindemann, who had debarked to land provisions after the hull of the Polaris had begun to leak, only to have the section of the ice floe they were on break away from the section holding the Polaris. The lost party floated for 196 days and were subsequently rescued separately from the vessel.