My cousins listed a number of sights we had to see if we went to Aarhus and one of them was the Frigate Jylland in Ebeltoft.
Built to fight maritime battles in 1864, this massive wooden ship is a three-masted frigate. The figurehead.The cannons in position for battle.
Gunpowder ‘pushers’ and other gear needed to arm the cannons. Earlier, in the museum, we saw this exhibit showing the damage that a cannon ball can do to a wooden boat. Inside, mannequins in naval costume were loading cannons.More mannequins and a lot of snoring was coming from the hammocks for the sleeping crew. Captain’s table aboard the boat.Wood crossbeams in the hull of the boat. Down at the lower level we saw the copper cladding of the hull, used as it prevents barnacles from clinging and therefore the boat doesn’t need to be hauled from the water and scraped.I was intrigued by the colours and textures of the copper and took masses of verdigris texture abstracts.
We know the frigate was sail-propelled as could be seen by the three-masted rigging. However it is also both steam-propelled and the copper propellor is huge! The ship’s flag is the marine version of the Danish flag.
In the museum I saw this detail of the unusual monarch’s coat of arms on the full pennant flag. The leafy attire worn by the ‘two wild men’ on either side of the shield is interesting!
- More about our trip to Denmark & Sweden in 2018.
- More of Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Anything to do with boats.