Model of the
Andrea Doria shipwreck in a bottle
At 11:22 PM, July 25, 1956, while navigating through a dense fog, under the command of Captain Piero Calamai, the Andrea Doria and the Swedish freighter, Stockholm, collided. This disaster has no logical explanation. It could have and should have been avoided, but radar readings aboard both vessels were misinterpreted. The Stockholm, although badly damaged with a smashed bow, remained afloat. The Doria suffered a mortal blow;




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Four hulls were carved out of a piece of teak hand railing recovered from the shipwreck.

Template, pin saw and dremil grinder transformed the wood into more realistic looking hulls.

After a little auto body putty and paint the hulls start to actually look like the Doria. Please note that none of these models are kits. Each is carved from solid blocks of wood and hand crafted to resemble the ships actual design.


The finished product includes life boats, propellers and even her swimming pools.

Above: #1 of 4 complete and ready to be inserted into the bottle.

#1 of 4 depicts the Doria on her starboard side, after the collision. Each of the other models will capture a different moment in time.

Below #2 of 4 will depict the Doria after the collision. Model will have huge hole on starboard side. This ship in a bottle is FOR SALE. Anyone interested in a one of a kind Doria model can contact Capt. Dan for price and availability.

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Above: Set of four Andrea Doria Shipwreck models in bottles. Each carved from teak recovered from the shipwreck.

Below: #4 depicts the Doria on her starboard side, half sunk with pool water pouring over her decks.


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For many, a ship-in-a-bottle is perhaps the most recognizable classic piece of nautical decor available. This fascinating book puts a new twist on this ancient maritime art. For years shipwrecks have intrigued and fascinated everyone from treasure hunters and divers to fisherman and maritime historians. Now you can learn how to create your own unique Shipwreck-in-a-bottle maritime masterpiece. This 124 page text is heavily illustrated with hundreds of color images. Find out how easy it really is. This book details all the tricks of the trade and secrets involved in building these unique miniature vessels. Anyone interested in shipwrecks, or who loves the sea, can now have the enjoyment of crafting and displaying their own shipwreck-in-a-bottle.




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 I must have 50+ books on the subject of Ships-in-Bottles. This became the most recent book in my collection and I put it as one of my favorites! It is all in FULL COLOR with many illustrated instructions for every aspect of ship bottling. I was surprised at how much info was packed into the soft cover 188 pg book, and how much I learned from this one that I hadn't from my other SIB books. No matter what your skill level, i believe anyone could learn something new from this book. I have both of Dan Berg's books. The other is geared more for beginners. This one would appeal to ALL ship bottlers or beginners. This is easily MY favorite of the two books.


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Unlike other books on the subject, that provide a diagram and step by step instructions Capt. Dan attempts to teach model builders to understand the basic principals involved. After reading this heavily illustrated text, readers should have a good understanding of how to design rig and build both square sailed as well as fore and aft rigged vessels. They will then be able to apply the basic principles and techniques and build any type of sailing ship they choose. Please note that there are many different techniques used by different builders in creating their ship models. Some use elaborate mast hinges while others contend with a maze of rigging lines which all run through and under the hull.
This book teaches Capt. Dan's basic and the straight forward simple techniques that the authors uses on all of his ship in a bottle models. These basics can be enhanced and modified as model builders become more proficient. Capt. Dan has included a showcase of ship in bottle images from some of the best master model builders in the world. Often the best way to improve skills and technique is to examine the exquisite work and detail of these masters.





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