Date Added: 01 October 2005
This is a model from the series "USS Preble" built by Jack Verducci in 1971. This is the second ship of the series, the 1839 USS Preble, a Sloop-of-War. It sails on a sea of light blue with white ships wake. It is a Sloop-of-War and has a black hull and white stripe around the gun ports, and a white bowsprit with a double dolphin striker. The deck is natural wood color and has 24 painted gun ports with 8 cannons visible on the deck. There are numerous details on the deck. Mid deck is a lifeboat painted white and showing brown seats and a second lifeboat hangs from davits on the stern on the ship. 2 anchors are mounted on the bow. The ship has 3 masts and 18 sails. The rigging is very well done and has both standing rigging in black and running rigging in white. A long banner flies from atop the mast and an American flag flies the stern rigging. Under the sea is a label with the following words: "USS Preble II 1839, Built for RV Cowles 1971 by Jack Verducci." It is sealed with a wooden stopper covered with red sealing wax. Other bottles in this series are bottle ID 320, 322, 323, and 324.
|Type:||Sloop-of-War||Maker's Name:||Verducci, Jack|
|Category:||Sailing Ships||Made Where:||Pearl Harbor, Hi|
|Bottle Size:||9" x 3 3/4"||Year Made:||1971|
|Bottle Type:||Gordon's Gin|