1981 Collectible Plate, Thermopylae, 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 Thermopylae. 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.
Thermopylae was built for the Aberdeen Line, which was founded in 1825 by George Thompson. It was built by Walter Hood and designed by Bernard Weymouth. In 1872, Thermopylae raced the clipper Cutty Sark from Shanghai back to London. Thermopylae won by seven days after Cutty Sark lost her rudder. From 1882 onward, Thermopylae took part in the Australian wool trade.
Builder: Walter Hood & Co, Aberdeen
Design of Bernard Waymouth, London
Fate: Torpedoed at sea, Oct. 13, 1907, off Cascais
Class and type: Composite extreme clipper; naval training ship
Length: 212 ft
Beam: 36 ft
Depth: 20.9 ft
Sail plan: fully rigged ship
***The above description of the Thermopylae 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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