I would like to show you a few more pictures of this model. In the mean time I can tell you some more about the boat.
Colin Archer RS No.1 was built in 1883 for the " Norwegian Society for Shipwreck Salvage " . She was built at Colin Archer shipyard in Rekkevig near Larvik, Norway. RS No.1 was later on named after her designer and builder, Colin Archer. The sharp-sterned design of the vessel has given it a world-wide renown.
In Larvik the shipyard built around 200 of these interesting vessels. The history of RS No.1 is quite interesting. She had an eventful past, having spent 40 years as salvage vessel, being sold to private interest, crossing the Atlantic in 1938, suffering severe storm damage in North Carolina, and later being found as a wreck on the Potomac River in 1960.
Finally after 23 years in the USA, the Colin Archer RS No.1 was returned to Norway in December of 1961 as deck cargo on the freighter MS Tasco. Then followed a series of owners for her, and good and hard times. At last, the 21 April 1972, the oldest salvage vessel was handed over to Norwegian Maritime Museum in Oslo. The ship was completely restored and put back into duty. Today Colin Archer Rs No.1 is taken care of by Knut von Trepka, and she is a very welcome visitor at vintage ship gathering in Northern Europe.
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This is all I got so far. Please come back later some time to see some more pictures.