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Constructo 80842
This is the Constructo 1/140 scale Glenlee-Galatea wood model.
Constructo 80842 1-140 Glenlee-Galatea
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Product ID CO80842
Manufacturer Constructo
ISBN 8410446808429
Constructo 80842 1-140 Glenlee-Galatea
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Glenlee is a three-masted baldheaded steel-hulled barque, launched fully rigged and seaworthy on December 3, 1896. She is now a museum ship at Yorkhill Quay, Glasgow, known as The Tall Ship at Glasgow Harbour. Glenlee was built in 1896 at the Anderson Rodger and Company shipyard of Port Glasgow for the Glen-line of the Glasgow shipping company Archibald Sterling and Co. Ltd. and has a hull length of 245.5 ft (74.8 m), beam of 37.5 ft (11.4 m) and depth of 22.5 ft (6.9 m), the over-all length with the spike bowsprit is 282 ft (86 m). She has 1,613 GRT and 1,490 NRT. Rigged only with double topallant sails over double top sails, she was not equipped with royal sails (baldheader rigging) to save costs concerning gear and seamen. As with many baldheaded sailing ships the square sails were a little wider than the sails of a standard rigging to gain sail area for a better propulsion.

On December 13, 1896, just ten days after launch, her maiden voyage brought her in ballast to Liverpool and from there with a general cargo to Portland, Oregon. For 23 years she traded as a bulk cargo carrier under the Red Ensign to Cape Horn and Australia, firstly under the ownership of Islamount (Islamount Sailing Ship Co. (Robert Ferguson and Co.) of Dundee, 1898-1905, and subsequently with Flint Castle Shipping Co. (Robert Thomas and Co.) of Liverpool, 1905-1918). Glenlee was renamed the Clarastella in 1919 when she changed hands to the Italian Società Di Navigazione Stella d'Italia of Milan (Italian shipping Company Star of Italy) who registered her in Genoa. The new owner had her repaired and equipped with two auxiliary diesel engines (1922). In 1922 the ship came into the hands of the Escuela Naval Militar de Oficiales (Officers' Military Navy School) as the Galatea to be used as a sail training ship. During this period the ship underwent a lot of changes to her hull and superstructure. A flying bridge was installed on the poop deck, a flying jibboom was attached to the spike bowsprit, and many other changes such as the installation of accommodation facilities for 300 cadets were made.
 
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