Open daily 10am - 3pm (weather permitting
Closed if forecast 36+)
Cost $20pp, $30 couple, Under 16 years free.
(No charge for model ship Gallery at Info Centre).
Bookings not required (except for large club groups, which can book for anytime).
Lots of free parking
Adults with young children are responsible for their supervision, to ensure their safety, and for the comfort of other visitors.
Daily tours 10am - 3pm
Open Public Holidays (except Christmas Day)
2.30pm last entry into ship. Please note : stairs into ship
No tours if forecast is 36 degrees+
CLIPPER SHIP CITY OF ADELAIDE
Dock 2, Honey St, Port Adelaide (extension of Ocean Steamers Rd)
The world's oldest surviving composite clipper ship
Ships and Castles
Architecture of ships developed alongside architecture of buildings – some designs and purposes were similar in both.
Early ship building used timbers shaped directly from the branches of the trees – this influenced the structure.
Examples: canoes in the Pacific Islands and of Australian Aboriginal nations.
Examine the building of the Mary Rose.
Find some of your own examples.
Some equipment or locations on ships have words taken from castles – from the periods when both ships and castles were used in defense of an empire, kingdom or a country.
Example - forecastle or the shortened common word fo’csle - this was the forward area to be defended near the front mast. If you look at drawings of the Spanish galleons or HMS Victory which is now restored in Portsmouth, England you can see the fo’csle in the bow ( pronounced baow) with turrets for weapons - bows (pronounced boze) and arrows or guns! The high sides and decorated construction even looks like a castle! The aft castle is the same kind of defended area at the stern of the ship.
Can you research any others? Here are two to start you off- hold, bridge
A ship was commanded similarly to a military establishment.
Research the titles of the people in command and their crew.
Watercolour of HMS Victory - by W Mackenzie A classic European castle
Royal Museum, Greenwich