Passat - Wooden Model
Beautifully handcrafts wooden model. Passat is a German four-masted steel barque and one of the Flying P-Liners, the famous sailing ships of the German shipping company F. Laeisz. The name "Passat" means trade wind in German. She is one of the last surviving windjammers.
Launched in 1911 by Blohm & Voss shipyard in Hamburg, the ship was used for decades as a cargo ship (nitrate carrier) until well into the age of steamships. In 1932 she was sold to Gustaf Erikson of Finland. She participated in "The Last Grain Races", famous races around Cape Horn by the last working sailing ships. In 1951 Passat became an auxiliary sailing school ship of the German merchant marine and in 1957 Passat was decommissioned.
The ship is now a youth hostel, venue, museum ship, and landmark anchored in Travemünde, a borough of Lübeck, Germany.
Mounted on wooden stand
L52cm x H33cm