Schreiber-Bogen Card modeling Gorch Fock
To cut colored model and stick together
Material: paper, cardboard
Number of sheets: 5.5
Unit: 1: 200
Additionally necessary: paper scissors, glue
Helpful tools: scalpel, bone folder, small clamps and needles for fixing
The manufacturer classifies his models in five levels of difficulty one:
"Children Model": very light and with childish motifs
The famous sail training ship Gorch Fock, which is still in operation today, has a long history. The ship, which is known by that name today, had a precursor, which was built in 1932-1933. the ship got its name from the pseudonym of the north German regional writer Johann Kinau. Application was mainly the German coastal region, as well as Dutch and Scandinavian ports were controlled. During the Second World War served the Gorch Fock I as a stationary training ship and as an office ship in 1944 she was transferred from Kiel to Stralsund. At the end of the war officers blew up the ship so that it could not be seized by the Russian army. In 1947 the ship was lifted from the ocean floor, restored in Rostock and transferred to the Soviet Union, where it was used under the name Tovarišc.
When the German Navy decided in the 50s, to reinstate a school ship for training purposes, was asked why it should be used for training, despite the most advanced technological standards a sailing ship as it was with the safety precautions and how to know the members of the crew were. Proponents argued that this form of naval training offer a better opportunity to develop a secure feeling for the situation at sea. The German Navy emphasized the good technical equipment of the Gorch Fock in the form of navigation systems, radar systems and new bailout funds.
When building the sailing ship many outstanding detailed questions came up that were probably less considered in the planning and were clarified only gradually. Some materials had to be imported, such as the canvas from England and the Takellure, a special signal device from Norway. After the launch in December 1958, the Gorch Fock was recalled again in the shipyard to improvement works carried out. These included that the ship's hull, which had previously been built as a department that has been divided by means of bulkheads into four compartments. This was intended to prevent water ingress at the ship running too fast. In 1958 the construction of the Gorch Fock cost about 4.3 million euros. In 1987, its value was estimated at 43 million euros.
With a length of 89.32 m, the second Gorch Fock is greater than their predecessors, and has a draft of 5.33 m. The 23 sails have a total area of sqm 2037th Since the focus is on the Gorch Fock on the sail training, is no armament on board. In 1999, major changes were made. The ship got a new exterior paint in white, blue and red. In addition, the shipping status has been integrated into the house of cards, built a lateral thrust steering gear and brought the equipment with lifesaving equipment up to date. The Gorch Fock has far taken more than 100 cruises all over the world and come to this day more than 500,000 nautical miles. Their only major circumnavigation took place in since 1987. Today, the ship is mainly seen in its home port of Kiel and sailing regattas.