1981 Collectible Plate, Great Republic, The Great Clipper Ships Collection, Limited Edition, Decorative Plate, Wall Decor, Franklin Mint
A beautiful limited edition 1981 collector plate from The Franklin Mint. It is from The Great Clipper Ships Collection. This plate is the Great Republic. This would be a lovely addition to your home decor or as a gift. Great for hanging on a wall or added to a china cabinet.
The Great Republic was designed by naval architect and shipbuilder Donald McKay as a four-deck four-masted medium clipper. This was intended to be the most profitable wooden sailing ship ever to ply the Australian gold rush and southern oceans merchant trade. The ship's name was drawn from the title of a poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Its figurehead was a gilded eagle.
Donald McKay (1853);
A. A. Low & Brothers (1854)
Capt. J. S. Hatfield (1866)
Merchant's Trading Company (1869)
Builder: Donald McKay
Cost: $ 450,000.00
Renamed: Denmark in 1869
Fate: sunk in storm off Bermuda on March 5, 1872
Class and type:
four-masted medium Clipper
Displacement: 6,600 tons
Length: 400 ft
Beam: 53 ft
Draught: 25 ft
Speed: 19 knots
Capacity 5,000 tons max.
***The above description of the Great Republic will be included on tan card stock***
9 inches in diameter
Wood Plate Stand Included
This plate is in excellent condition. There are no chips, cracks, or crazing.
***This is not a food plate. For display only***
It would make a great housewarming, hostess, wedding, shower, or holiday gift. A wonderful gift for the lover of tall ships. A great piece to add to your collection.
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