Once you've built a few models, you'll probably find the sets in this category well within reach. Some of the more detailed work on these models, however, is left up to you.
In the old days, ships that were used on inland waters, were build with flat bottoms to enable them to sail in shallow waters. To prevent them from drifting sideways with the wind, they were fitted with leeboards that could be raised or lowered as the situation demanded. One of these flat-bottomed ships was the Frisian Tjalk or Skûtsje.
This type of boat, from Northern Norway, dates from the 17th Century.
A typical trawler from the North Sea, built in1970 at an English shipyard. Fishing area: Around Iceland and Greenland –Haul: Herrings, cod and trash fish.
In April 1789 the ship had already completed the first part of her mission and with her precious cargo she was sailing before the wind when suddenly, the crew mutinied.
The Absalon has during 2008, 2009 and 2010 been participating in patrolling, and capturing pirates in the waters around Somalia.