A close friend (who had introduced me in this exciting world more than fifteen years before) gave me this kit as a present. He had bought it in the Netherlands, but never opened the box. Neither had I made a ship in a bottle, so I gave it a try. It worked.
According to The Ship’s List, it was launched in 1841 and displaced 579 tons. In 1871 it was sold to T. Cookson of Liverpool, and was dedicated to trade between Europe and North America, with no data on its end.