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Historical Ships

20 Famous Shipwrecks In Australian History

The Titanic might be one of the most famous shipwrecks in the history of our world but did you that there have been thousands of other shipwrecks spread all around the world as well. Australia alone has 8000 registered shipwreck cases recorded since the 17th century. Australia has a very lengthy coastline which is why it has such a high rate of recorded shipwrecks. Out of the 8000 registered shipwrecks only 2000 have been found.…
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13/08/2019
Historical Ships

The First Steamships to Arrive in Australia

During the mid-nineteenth century, and most notably in Western cultures, steamships and steamboats became one of the most prominent forms of transportation. This travel revolution took place on a global scale, as travel via steamship allowed goods and people to be transported at a fraction of the time that it took to sail. Prior to the introduction of the steamship, the most common forms of transportation were fueled by man, wind, and horsepower. However, each…
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24/07/2019
Historical Ships

Why HMS Bounty Sank and Her Replicas in Popular Movies

You might be aware of the fact that the extremely large replica HMS Bounty ship was designed for Mutiny in 1962. Note that, this tall ship sank off the North Carolina coast in a disastrous accident. Although, the sail was set from Connecticut with a hope that the ship could be saved by avoiding Hurricane Sandy. Unfortunately, the water started accumulating on the ship, and finally, the crew was ordered to abandon the ship. During…
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12/06/2019
Historical Ships

Discovery of present-day Australia – The First Fleet Ships

The first fleet was the 11 ships that left Portland, England to start the first penal colony in New South Wales which later became the country of Australia. Captain Arthur Philip was selected to lead this ambitious undertaking on 13 May 1787 to relieve the pressure on the overcrowded prisons in Britain. The first fleet was the first settlers of Australia who founded the nation we know today. These first settlers included prisoners who were…
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08/05/2019
Historical Ships

Matthew Flinders (1774 – 1814) & the HMS Investigator

Matthew Flinders (born March 16th, 1774) was a renowned English explorer, navigator, and naval officer who circumnavigated (sailed entirely around) Australia and mapped its coastline. In fact, he and George Bass were the first Europeans who realized that Tasmania was an island and sailed around it. Flinders first embarked on their quest to Australia in 1795 for the British Navy on a ship named the “Reliance”. He and his friend George Bass who was a…
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23/04/2019
Historical Ships

12 Secret Facts of Titanic probably you never knew!

Almost 107 years ago, one of the most famous and deadliest disasters took place. On April 15th, 1912 at 2:20 a.m., the Titanic, deemed to be the luxurious unsinkable ship for the elite class hit an iceberg and sunk at the coast of Newfoundland taking down with it more than 1,500 lives. This event has proven to be quite a historic day in the timeline of mankind and people still get chills when they witness…
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08/04/2019
Historical Ships

10 fascinating facts about the HMS victory the oldest commissioned ship

HMS Victory, one of the most famous ships of all time, was instrumental in ensuring the supremacy of the British Naval in the late 18th and the early 19th centuries. Being the only surviving warship to have fought in the French Revolutionary War, the American War of Independence, and the Napoleonic Wars, the HMS Victory ship  is arguably the most famous ship ever to be built. It had an imposing first-rate Royal Navy ship of…
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26/03/2019
Historical Ships

Australia II Sailing Yacht: The Pride of Australia

The 132-year dominance of the New York Yacht Club in defending the America’s Cup was broken in 1983 by the Australia II. This 12-meter racing yacht was superbly designed and skippered by John Bertrand to become the first yacht outside the US to win the fabled cup. The win was so profound that model sailboats of the Australia II started popping up around the country in honour of the win. The Australia II yacht has…
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19/02/2019
Model Ship Building

Tips to Buy Model Ships

Model ships are a popular display item in homes and businesses for good reason. Their high-quality, beautiful appearance, and historic representation makes wooden model ships some of the most desired display items. A good quality model boat not only faithfully resembles the historic ship is was designed to mimic but will also last a long time. So, it is important whether buying or building model ship to choose the best model that fits within your…
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30/01/2019
Model Ship Building

The Art of Building Wooden Model Ships

The history of wooden model ships goes back many centuries. When plans were made to construct full-size ships, they had to be submitted to the admiralty along with scale model ships for approval. The model ships provided a three-dimensional representation of the full-size craft, making it easier to envision how the final ships would appear. Because the handmade model boats were often kept protected on the shore, many of the model ships survive to this…
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16/11/2018
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