Tour of the museum ship models
• tour of the museum ship models
In Houston, in the heart of the city, there are quite unremarkable house with rickety porch. Many residents do not even know about its existence, and in the house in this hidden stunning museum ship models.
In the rickety house today and we will go.
HMS Victoria. Scale assembly on the model I have never found the height of the ship - a good three meters, length - about five, classic wooden ships anywhere I have not seen such a size.
It is the first ship with a displacement of 3500 tons. For the construction of the battleship first rank took 6 000 trees, and construction process took almost 20 years, from 1759 to 1778.
Ship patted in many battles, but despite this, he went through all the fighting and stayed alive. Currently the ship is in dry dock in Portsmouth city, so fans can see the living history.
By the way, all the ships were given to the museum by different people from all over America, so the museum can find a lot of models, wood and plastikovyx completely different scales. The collection contains all possible and impossible vessels: tugs, drilling vessel, passenger ships, research vessels, bulk carriers, tankers, etc...
But all models share one thing - they were made on the conscience, with excellent detail.
Who remembers this ship? Yes, greetings from the nineties, this is the research ship "Calypso" (as in the past - the Navy minesweeper UK), on which Jacques Cousteau sailed around the world exploring the ocean.
By the way, did you know that Cousteau invented scuba gear to open the respiratory system in 1943, which today is used by all?
Offshore tug Class "Smith", as part of the Houston port tugs 408 they moored every seagoing ship coming into port. Traction winch - 115 tons.
Nice to be surprised to see an old man in a museum. Yet the museum has Varyag Kuznetsov. True, they were so that photograph them was very difficult.