A Large Wooden Warship, the Frigate Jylland in Ebeltoft, Denmark

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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 frigate is both steam- and sail-propelled as can been seen by the three-masted riggingThe figurehead.Figurehead on the frigateThe cannons in position for battle.
Cannons poking out of the exterior of the boatGunpowder ‘pushers’ and other gear needed to arm the cannons. Gunpowder 'pushers' and other gear needed to fight maritime battles in 1864Earlier, in the museum, we saw this exhibit showing the damage that a cannon ball can do to a wooden boat. In the museum showing the damage that a cannon ball can do to a boatInside, mannequins in naval costume were loading cannons.Mannequins in naval costume loading cannonsMore mannequins and a lot of snoring was coming from the hammocks for the sleeping crew. Hammocks for the sleeping crewCaptain’s table aboard the boat.Captain's table aboard the boatWood crossbeams in the hull of the boat. wood crossbeams in the hull of the boatDown 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.The verdigris copper cladding of the hull of the Frigate Jylland in Ebeltoft, DenmarkI was intrigued by the colours and textures of the copper and took masses of verdigris texture abstracts.
The verdigris copper cladding of the hull of the Frigate Jylland in Ebeltoft, DenmarkWe 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 verdigris copper propellor of the Frigate Jylland in Ebeltoft, DenmarkThe ship’s flag is the marine version of the Danish flag.
The black lines and a red Danish flag on the Frigate in Ebeltoft, DenmarkIn 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!Unusual early crest on a ship's flag in the Frigate Jylland Museum in Ebeltoft, Denmark

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