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Model Ships crafts bespoke ship models for individual collectors, maritime museums, corporate offices, yacht clubs and other organizations in the UK and around the world. We offer a large selection of exceptional quality ready-made ships and custom models of ancient, historic, classic and modern vessels, including the Asgard II model ship.
Asgard II was a brigantine that was commissioned in 1981 as an Irish sail training vessel. The ship was named for the Asgard, which was a yacht that was used to smuggle weapons in the early 20th century to the Irish volunteers. The ship was owned by the Irish state and used as a national sail training vessel until it sank 27 years later.
The ship was sailing from Falmouth to La Rochelle with a 5 member crew and 20 trainees for maintenance when she began to take on water. The crew was assisted by lifeboats and abandoned the ship. The Asgard II sank in the Bay of Biscay in September of 2008.
By the end of the year, an effort began to raise the ship, as it was in fairly good condition and situated upright on the sea floor, aside from some damage in one of the planks on the hull. Due to delays and politics, the window for favorable weather passed and, ultimately, the ship was not raised and remains on the sea bed in the Bay of Biscay.
Our Asgard II model ship is handcrafted and arrives ready to be displayed in your home or business. The original model ship was custom designed for a client in Bermuda based on photographs and information provided about the ship. These bespoke ship models are designed to be a museum quality replica of the original ship. Collectors have the option of ordering this model ship with the sails down or rolled up.
Each of our bespoke ship models are made to satisfy the exact requirements of our clients. We have designed museum quality custom models for private collectors from drawings, photographs and plans of the original ships. Our craftsmen use the best quality materials and carefully reconstruct famous ships from history and modern yacht and ship models in exquisite detail.
We have incomparable quality model ships in our custom range and excellent quality ready-made ships to fit every budget. Whether you are looking for an Asgard II model ship for your own collection, display at home or your office, you will be delighted with the quality of this ship. We provide worldwide shipping and excellent customer service for all your model ship needs.
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