Academy 1/200 Scale New Bedford Whaler

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This is a 1:200 Plastic New Bedford Whaler Circa 1835 from Academy Plastics. It's for ages 10 and up.

Until the 1870s whaling was a very important industry in New England. Sailing half way around the world to hunt the Sperm Whale in the Western Pacific ocean for its oil, the typical whaling vessel made terribly long 3 to 4 year voyages to fill its barrels with the rendered oil that provided the fuel for oil lamps and lubrication for machinery before the discovery of petroleum. Typical whaling vessels carried 20 to 30 men. At its peak, New Bedford had 429 whaling vessels registered calling it home port.

This New Bedford Whaler was a typical whaling vessel used to sail the world while hunting for Sperm Whales in the Western Pacific Ocean around 1835. It measured about 120 feet in length, had a 28 foot beam, and a draft of 14 feet. At its peak, New Bedford, Massachusetts had 429 Whaling Vessels registered, calling it home port. This kit includes a fully engraved hull with copper plate sheathing detail, 3 tone plastic molded parts, highly detailed lifeboats, intricate masts, rigging thread, and a full complement of billowing sails and ratlines. The box displays a fully assembled New Bedford Whaler model with painting suggestion. A display stand is included to help make this easy-to-assemble Bedford Whaler a magnificent addition to any display.

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