Model, of Swedish training schooner Gladan

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Model, of Swedish training schooner Gladan

This wooden model represents the Swedish training schooner 'Gladan' (kite). Together with her sister ship 'Falken' (falcon), they were built in 1947 as sail training ships for the Swedish navy. The model was built to a scale of 1:48 by the model maker, Mr R W Clark of Glasgow.

Each ship was equipped with an auxiliary diesel engine in addition to a two-masted schooner rig.

'Gladan' and 'Falken' normally cruised in the Baltic or the North Sea, operating with a permanent crew of 15, with 38 cadets under training. Both ships also took part in a number of tall ships' races.

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Online ID: 000-180-002-059-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0504: National Museums Scotland Part 2
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  T.1978.89
Date: Model: between 1947 and 1978; Original: 1947
Material: Inscription: GLADAN
Dimensions: 30.50" H x 34.00" x 9.00"
What: Boat / schooner / model
Subject: 23. SHIPPING, Sailing Ships, post 1760 (Departmental Classification)
Who: Gladan (schooner)
Royal Swedish Navy (Operator of original vessel)
Where: Sweden
Description: Model of the 1947 Swedish naval training schooner Gladan (kite), made to a scale of 1:48
  • Storer, J D. Ship Models in the Royal Scottish Museum, Edinburgh: A catalogue of models representing the history of shipping from 1500 BC to the present day. Edinburgh: Royal Scottish Museum Information Series, 1985, p 34. 
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