OcCre® #12500 Albatross Wooden Ship Kit, 1/100 Scale

  • Unassembled model kit
  • Double planking
  • Hans sewn cloth sails
  • Detailed plan and instructions
  • Dimensions: 16.14" (H); 8.27" (W); 22.44" (L)


The history of this fabled schooner dates back to 1920, when the vessel was built at the state shipyard in Amsterdam. Built to take occasional voyages to distant countries like Portugal and Spain, the Albatross was also used as a training ship. Albatross was owned and sold by many owners during it's life. It served very well as a pilot ship for almost two decades before being sold to the German government in 1937. The German government used the ship as a radio station vehicle during World War II.

Famous American novelist, aviator and filmmaker Ernest K. Gann became also one of the owners of Albatross in 1954, re-rigging the ship as a brigantine. Her purpose was to cruise in the Pacific Ocean for several years during which she also survived a tidal wave close to Hawaii. The ship gained its fame being featuring in the 1958 movie Twilight of Gods, and more recently the 1996 film White Squall, a highly fictionalized account of her sinking in 1961 with a group of American teenagers on board.


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OcCre® #12500 Albatross Wooden Ship Kit, 1/100 Scale

Item #: 87746
$154.95

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OcCre® #12500 Albatross Wooden Ship Kit, 1/100 Scale

  • Unassembled model kit
  • Double planking
  • Hans sewn cloth sails
  • Detailed plan and instructions
  • Dimensions: 16.14" (H); 8.27" (W); 22.44" (L)


The history of this fabled schooner dates back to 1920, when the vessel was built at the state shipyard in Amsterdam. Built to take occasional voyages to distant countries like Portugal and Spain, the Albatross was also used as a training ship. Albatross was owned and sold by many owners during it's life. It served very well as a pilot ship for almost two decades before being sold to the German government in 1937. The German government used the ship as a radio station vehicle during World War II.

Famous American novelist, aviator and filmmaker Ernest K. Gann became also one of the owners of Albatross in 1954, re-rigging the ship as a brigantine. Her purpose was to cruise in the Pacific Ocean for several years during which she also survived a tidal wave close to Hawaii. The ship gained its fame being featuring in the 1958 movie Twilight of Gods, and more recently the 1996 film White Squall, a highly fictionalized account of her sinking in 1961 with a group of American teenagers on board.


See how, step by step, you can replicate a model down to the finest detail, faithful to the original ship. You are invited to get carried away and enjoy this marvelous model ship!

Ideal for beginners in the world of ship modeling.