The Andrea Gail, a commercial fishing vessel departed Gloucester Harbour, Massachusetts, September 20, 1991 with six crewmembers on board. The crew intended to make a fishing trip for swordfish in the area of the Grand Banks of Newfoundland, Canada. The vessel began its return voyage to Gloucester, MA. on October 26-27, 1991. On October 30, 1991, the vessel was reported overdue by the owner, Mr. Robert Brown. An extensive air and sea search was conducted utilizing U.S. and Canadian Cape Cod MA. However, the search did not locate the vessel or any of the crewmembers. The vessel and six crewmembers remain missing and are presumed lost at sea in a major storm, referred to as the "Perfect Storm" by a meteorologist and made famous by Sebastian Jungerís book (the book was later turned into a Hollywood movie). The sword fishermen were Captain William "Billy" Tyne, Robert "Bobby" Shatford of Gloucester, Dale Murphy and Michael "Bugsy" Moran of Bradenton Beach FL., David "Sully" Sullivan and Alfred Pierre of New York City.
The boat kit's hull is ABS, the other decking is wood. The fittings are a combination of wood, plastic and brass parts. The boat is designed for R/C use but can be a static display as well.
Radio equipment is not included.
Length 28", Height 21.5", Beam 8.25", Scale 1:30
ABS Plastic Hull
Expert Skill Level.
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