The 20th Century
The Gorch Fock was a German naval training ship built in 1958 to replace the original Gorch Fock built in 1933. Both ships are named in honor of the German writer Johann Kinau (under the pseudonym “Gorch Fock”). “) and died in the battle of Jutland/Skagerrak in 1916.
The new vessel was built by Blohm & Voss in Hamburg, launched on August 23, 1958 and has since made 146 voyages large and small, including a round-the-world tour in 1988.
The Gorch Fork appeared on the 10 mark note in its third printing (1960-1990) and is therefore also one of the most redrawn ships in the world.
Gorch Fock is under the command of the Naval Academy in Flensburg-Mürwik.
Highlights about GORCH FORK model ship:
- Our model ship is entirely handmade by skilled and experienced craftsmen, using the plank on frame construction method
- Ready for Immediate Display – Not a Model Ship kit
- Anchors, guns, decorations, and other intricate details sculpted of metal
- Meticulously sewn sails, keep shape and do not wrinkle
- Use high-quality wood such as rosewood, ebony, black wood, mahogany wood…. all will go through processing step pre-construction.
- Gorch Fock model ships are build according to scale through original plans, drawings and paintings as well as actual photographs ensures the highest possible accuracy.