Model of the
shipwreck in a bottle
At 11:22 PM, July 25, 1956, while navigating through a dense fog, under the
command of Captain Piero Calamai, the Andrea Doria and the Swedish freighter,
Stockholm, collided. This disaster has no logical explanation. It could have and
should have been avoided, but radar readings aboard both vessels were
misinterpreted. The Stockholm, although badly damaged with a smashed bow,
remained afloat. The Doria suffered a mortal blow;
Here for Youtube Video Andrea Doria in a bottle
Four hulls were carved out of a
piece of teak hand railing recovered from the shipwreck.
Template, pin saw and dremil grinder transformed the wood
into more realistic looking hulls.
After a little auto body putty and paint the hulls start to
actually look like the Doria. Please note that none of these
models are kits. Each is carved from solid blocks of wood
and hand crafted to resemble the ships actual design.
The finished product includes
life boats, propellers and even her swimming pools.
Above: #1 of 4 complete and ready to be inserted into the
#1 of 4 depicts the Doria on her starboard side, after the
collision. Each of the other models will capture a different
moment in time.
Below #2 of 4 will depict the
Doria after the collision. Model will have huge hole on
starboard side. This ship in a bottle is FOR SALE. Anyone
interested in a one of a kind Doria model can contact Capt.
Dan for price and availability.
You Tube video of
Andrea Doria ship in bottle being built
Above: Set of four Andrea Doria
Shipwreck models in bottles. Each carved from teak recovered
from the shipwreck.
Below: #4 depicts the Doria on
her starboard side, half sunk with pool water pouring over
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Shipwreck In A Bottle
(Click above for ebook)
The complete how to guide to the ancient mariners art of
ship in a bottle building
(click here for softcover)
For many, a
ship-in-a-bottle is perhaps the most recognizable
classic piece of nautical decor available. This
fascinating book puts a new twist on this ancient
maritime art. For years shipwrecks have intrigued and
fascinated everyone from treasure hunters and divers to
fisherman and maritime historians. Now you can learn how
to create your own unique Shipwreck-in-a-bottle maritime
masterpiece. This 124 page text is heavily illustrated
with hundreds of color images. Find out how easy it
really is. This book details all the tricks of the trade
and secrets involved in building these unique miniature
vessels. Anyone interested in shipwrecks, or who loves
the sea, can now have the enjoyment of crafting and
displaying their own shipwreck-in-a-bottle.
According to Terry Butler
Pres. of the SIBAA -
( Ships-in-Bottles Association of America.)
I must have 50+
books on the subject of Ships-in-Bottles. This became
the most recent book in my collection and I put it as
one of my favorites! It is all in FULL COLOR with many
illustrated instructions for every aspect of ship
bottling. I was surprised at how much info was packed
into the soft cover 188 pg book, and how much I learned
from this one that I hadn't from my other SIB books. No
matter what your skill level, i believe anyone could
learn something new from this book. I have both of Dan
Berg's books. The other is geared more for beginners.
This one would appeal to ALL ship bottlers or beginners.
This is easily MY favorite of the two books.
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Guide for building ships in a bottle
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Andrea Doria shipwreck in a bottle
Custom made ships in bottles
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