Jylland (BB5003) 1:100 Scale
The frigate Jylland was the last warship of the Danish Royal Navy built of oak. It was launched on 20 January 1860. The ship was also the first steam-powered, screwdriven ship and at an engine out-put of 400 hp was able to reach the then impressive speed of 12 knots. A noteworthy feature that should be mentioned is that the screw could be raised up into a screw- well so that it did not slow the ship down under sail.
On 9th May 1864 she fought in the Battle of Heligoland against a fleet of Austrian and Prussian ships. King Christian IX used the ship on various visits to Iceland and Russia. The 2450-ton ship had a hull length of 71m (96m overall) and a beam of 13,5m. The ship had a crew of between 405 and 437 men, depending on the ship degrees duties, and carried 44 muzzle-loaded cannons.
In 1960 she was towed by tugs from the naval base in Copenhagen to Ebeltoft. On 11 August 1984 it made its last voyage – into a new exhibition dock. After several years of restoration work, Frigate Jylland was opened to the public. For those with an interest in ships and life at sea, this 130-year-old ship is certainly worth visiting.
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