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League of Extraordinary Gentlemen

The Nautilus was described as "a masterpiece containing masterpieces."  Electricity provided by sodium/mercury batteries (with the sodium provided by extraction from seawater) was the primary power source for propulsion. The Nautilus used floodable tanks in order to adjust buoyancy and so control its depth. The pumps that evacuate these tanks of water were so powerful that they produced large jets of water when the vessel emerged rapidly from the surface of the water. This led many early observers of the Nautilus to believe that the vessel was some species of whale, or perhaps a sea monster not yet known to science.

Much of the ship was decorated to standards of luxury that were unequalled in a seagoing vessel of the time. These included a library with boxed collections of valuable oceanic specimens that were unknown to science at the time, expensive paintings, and several collections of jewels. The Nautilus also featured a lavish dining room and even an organ that Captain Nemo used to entertain himself in the evening.



This Nautilus model features:

- Hollow hull construction (very important), weighing less than 10 lbs.

- Windows are cutouts (not black decals), thanks to the hollow structures.

- >95% of parts are wood and metal

- Decorations are
wooden and hand-carved

 Dimensions: 34" L x 6" H x 3.5 W      $2,300   S & H is $90  Last one.  (Only three exist)

For display case, please click here: Model Ship Display Case