Model of the
USS Tarantula shipwreck in a bottle

The Gun Boat wreck off of Long Island was the 128 foot by 19 foot, 159 ton U.S.S. Tarantula, built by George Lawley and Son Corp in 1912. She was in service with the U.S.Navy at the time of her loss. After a collision with the Royal Holland Loyd Line steamship, SS Frisia, on October 28, 1918, the Tarantula sunk.

 

 

 

Capt. Berg created 5 of these ship in bottle models and gave them out as presents to his crew of divers.

The same principals are used. All masts and rigging are designed to fold back so the ship can fit through the bottles neck.

Its just as easy to build 5 models.

Check out some of Capt. Berg's other shipwrecks in bottles

Capt Berg's How to Guide for building ships in a bottle
RC Mohawk in a bottle
Cornelia Soule shipwreck in a bottle
Lizzie D shipwreck in a bottle
USS Tarantula shipwreck in a bottle
RMS Oregon shipwreck in a bottle
Andrea Doria shipwreck in a bottle
Custom made ships in bottles

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Captain Dan Berg's
Shipwreck In A Bottle
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The complete how to guide to the ancient mariners art of ship in a bottle building

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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 SIV 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.

 

 

 


 

Build a Ship in a Bottle
The complete how to guide to the ancient mariners art of ship in a bottle building

 

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Unlike other books on the subject, that provide a diagram and step by step instructions Capt. Dan attempts to teach model builders to understand the basic principals involved. After reading this heavily illustrated text, readers should have a good understanding of how to design rig and build both square sailed as well as fore and aft rigged vessels. They will then be able to apply the basic principles and techniques and build any type of sailing ship they choose. Please note that there are many different techniques used by different builders in creating their ship models. Some use elaborate mast hinges while others contend with a maze of rigging lines which all run through and under the hull.
This book teaches Capt. Dan's basic and the straight forward simple techniques that the authors uses on all of his ship in a bottle models. These basics can be enhanced and modified as model builders become more proficient. Capt. Dan has included a showcase of ship in bottle images from some of the best master model builders in the world. Often the best way to improve skills and technique is to examine the exquisite work and detail of these masters.

 

 

 

 

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