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The "Amphion"

Tags: craft | cruise liner

This tall, graceful and speedy two-masted schooner was built in 1778 in Djurgarden, Stockholm for the use and enjoyment of King Gustave , the first naval architect to reduce hull construction to precise mathematical principles. Her lines are thus markedly different from vessels lofted in the traditional way of using a handcarved half model as a template.


Text and images are provided by Tamkang University Maritime Museum