Solid Hull Model ship Kits
The Calypso was built in the USA in 1942 as a minesweeper. she was bought in 1950 by Jacques-Yves Cousteau, and after extensive changes and modifications became a fully equipped ocean research vessel, complete with observation chamber, inflatable boat for shallow waters, helicopter
Billing Boats has faithfully reproduced the Gotheborg, the full-size vessel itself being a re-creation of a trading ship owned by the Swedish East India Company that sank in 1745. Brass, copper, wood and plastic fittings add lots of scale authentic touches without lots of work.
This is the ship which gave its name to the movie starring Katherine Hepburn and Humphrey Bogart. The story takes place during World War I. the African Queen attacks the German warship "Konigin Luise" on lake Victoria in Africa, after a long and dangerous trip down the tributaries to the lake.