Emma C Berry well smack fishing schooner A Model Shipways kit, 1:32 scale, hull 19.5 in long, width 5.5 in. Some deck and hull planks have been left off to show the below decks. Lines and mast are truncated just above the deck for easy display and storage. Emma C. Berry, a sloop rigged fishing smack deck length 45 ft 9 in, width 14 ft 8 in, one of the oldest surviving commercial vessels in America, was launched in 1866 in New England. She was equipped with a well for storage of the catch and numerous holes in the bottom planking to keep the catch alive for delivery to market. Re-rigged as a schooner in 1886, fitted with a gas engine in 1916 she was an active fisherman until 1924. She functioned as a coastal freighter from 1926 until 1931, then neglected. After being fully restored and she was donated to the Mystic Seaport Museum in 1969, and subsequently designated a national landmark in 1995
Armed Transport Bounty armed transport Model scale: 1:64 Overall length 26 inches. The ship was 91 ft long and 24.3 ft wide. The Bounty, formerly named Bethia, a merchant ship laid down in 1783, was purchased by the admiralty on 26th May 1787. She was outfitted for an 18 month voyage to the South Seas to transport breadfruit plants to the colonies in the West Indies, as an inexpensive source of food for their plantation slaves. William Bligh was appointed to Bounty on 16th August 1787 and supervised her fitting out at Deptford yard. On 23rd December 1787 Bounty left Spithead, arriving in Tahiti just over 10 months later. After a stay of over 5 months, the Bounty left Tahiti. From 5th April to 27th April 1789, Bounty made stops at several small islands while sailing westward towards Endeavour Strait. On the morning of the 28th April, while the ship lay off Torfua, part of Bounty’s crew mutinied under the leadership of Fletcher Christian. The mutineers took command of the ship, and put Bligh and 18 loyal followers into the 23 ft launch. Bounty returned to Tahiti and then, after searching for refuge, found Pitcairn Island, where Bounty anchored in the bay that is named after her. Early in 1790, the ship was beached, stripped of all useable materials and burned to the waterline. What remains of her still lies at the bottom of Bounty Bay
HMS Chatham ISLAND OPEN XIII GOLD Medal Winner armed transport Model length is 18.8 in, width 5 in, scale 1:42 . The ship was 66 ft long on the deck, 21.5 ft wide. She was launched in 1788 at Dover. She accompanied Captain George Vancouver and his ship Discovery on a surveying/diplomatic mission to the Pacific Northwest in 1789 This smaller vessel explored the inlets of Puget Sound and the Columbia River. .
HMS Halifax colonial schooner Built at a scale of 1:66, the model‘s solid hull 10.5 in long. The ship had a deck length 58 ft 3 in, a width of 18 ft 3 in. Purchased by the Royal Navy in 1768, she was refitted with cannon and swivel guns and saw foreign service as a dispatch carrier on the New England coast, mainly based in Boston. She was wrecked on the rocks off Sheep Island, near Boston Harbour, in March of 1775.
Lynx privateer Model hull 17.5 inches, scale 1:64. The original ship was launched at Portsmouth, Maine 16 May 1816. Length of deck was 94 ft 7 inches, breadth extreme 24 ft. She was an American blockade runner/privateer from the War of 1812. In 1814 she was caught by the British in Chesapeake Bay and the sailors on board jumped ship and swam for home. The British captured the Lynx and renamed her Musquidobit
Marco Polo medium clipper ship Model scale is 1:126, hull length 17.5 in, width is 3.5 in.. A three-masted medium clipper ship built of wood by James Smith at Saint John, New Brunswick, 1851, for his own use. Her registered dimensions were: 184 ft long, 36 ft wide. In 1852, under the command of Captain James Nicol (Bully) Forbes, she made the voyage from Liverpool to Port Phillips Head, Australia, in 76 days. After three weeks she returned to London in another 76 days, arriving on Boxing Day. This was the first recorded round trip in less than six months, or to be exact 5 months 21 days.
HMS Pandora 24 gun frigate with case Model scale is 1:85, hull length 32 in. Built at Deptford, England, 1779, hull length 160 feet, breadth 39 feet. In 1790 Capt Edward Edwards was given the mission to apprehend the 23 HMS Bounty mutineers. Pandora arrived in Tahiti in March 1791 and captured 14, imprisoning them in an enclosure, called Pandora’s Box, on the quarter deck. Unknown to Capt Edwards, the remaining 9 had fled to Pitcairn Island and could not be located. Homeward bound via the Torres Strait, she struck the Great Barrier Reef and sunk with a loss of 31 crew and 4 mutineers. After 3 days the 99 survivors began a 16 day, open boat journey to Timor (present day Indonesia). They eventually returned to England where 3 of the mutineers were hanged. Capt. Edwards was exonerated but no effort was made to salvage the Pandora. The wreck was rediscovered by divers and an RAAF aircraft in 1977. Several expeditions have been conducted by the University of Queensland and many artifacts have been saved.
HMS Racehorse 98 feet long overall, 30 feet 81/2 inches wide and 389 tons burthen. At 1:47 scale, the model is 24 in long overall, 8.25 in wide (longest spar) and 22 inches high.The real ship began as a French designed privateer but was captured by the British during the Seven Years War in 1757. She was refitted as a bomb vessel, converted to carry two heavy mortars (usually one 13" and one 11") to throw explosive shells at high trajectory in shore bombardments. While the bombs’ indifferent sailing qualities and minimal accommodation space made them poor cruisers, in the years between wars with their mortars and magazines removed, their hefty scantlings made them the best of the larger ships used for polar exploration. In 1773 she was converted to a ship-rigged sloop for a voyage to the Arctic in company with a similar vessel carrying then midshipman Horatio Nelson. After this voyage she was captured by the Americans in 1776 and sunk by the British in Delaware Bay Nov 1777.
Scotland coastal transport with case The model’s scale is 1:64, length 17 in , width 7.5 in . The ship was about 90 ft long, 35 ft wide and dates back to the end of the eighteenth century, belongs to the category of the Baltic Ketch-Yachts and was chiefly used for the transport of goods and passengers, also on rivers and the most important lakes.
HMS Speedy brig sloop Model scale 1:64, length of deck 14.5 inches. Ship Length was 78 feet, breadth 26 feet, armament: 14 × 4 pounders, 12 swivel guns, built at Dover 1782. After the Seven Years' War the Royal Navy introduced a new class of brig in 1778. Fast and nimble, the two-masted square-riggers were used as dispatch boats and for convoy protection. Probably the most famous Royal Navy brig was HMS Speedy. She is remembered as the vessel in which Lieutenant Thomas Lord Cochrane, appointed captain Mar 28, 1800, acquired his reputation as one of the most enterprising officers of his day. Speedy was escorting a slow transport when she was set upon by three French frigates. After several hours of combat, Cochrane was forced to haul down his flag. Speedy's subsequent career is unknown, but she may have entered French service.
HMS Sultana ISLAND OPEN XIII BRONZE Medal Winner colonial schooner The model scale is 1:58, with a solid hull length of 10.5 in. Bought by the Royal Navy in 1768, she was the smallest schooner entered on the Navy list-deck length 50.5 ft, width 16 ft., with an armament of 8 swivel guns. Her station was on the New England seaboard, off Boston. She was found unseaworthy in 1772 and paid off at Portsmouth.
HMS Supply ISLAND OPEN XIII SILVER Medal Winner armed transport The model’s solid hull length is 16 in, width is 3.75 in. at a scale of 1:52. She was the smallest of the fleet that, in 1788, settled Sydney (then Port Jackson) Australia, being only 70 feet long. Carrying 50 people and skippered by Captain Henry Bull, she led the fleet most of the way primarily because of her speed. Little is known of this brig's early history, but it seems she was built in America in 1759 and was commissioned by the Admiralty in October 1786. The Supply returned to England where she was renamed the 'Thomas & Nancy'. The ship seems to have carried coal on the Thames until around 1806.
P.S. Royal William paddle steamer At 1:127 scale the hull of the model is 16.5 in long. The real ship was 170 feet long and was launched in 1831 near Quebec City. Her early service was to Eastern ports such as Halifax and Boston; in 1833 she was prepared for a trans-Atlantic voyage. After 25 days she reach London , becoming the first steam powered vessel to make the crossing. $600 CDN
Gjoa Norwegian fishing boat Model scale 1:64 length 19 in , width 7.8 in . Amundsen’s private ambition was to navigate the North West Passage. In 1900 he bought the 28 year old herring smack at Tromso (47 tons, 72 feet long, 20 feet wide, shallow draught). Named the Gjoa, she was refitted at Trondheim with extra fuel tanks, 2 cyl. 13 h.p. motor, reinforced hull and bow plates. Left Christiania (Oslo) June 1903 for Godhavn, Greenland, to begin the Arctic voyage. In Sept 1906, Gjoa arrived at Nome, Alaska. She was given to the city of San Francisco and displayed at Golden Gate Park until 1972 when she was moved to Oslo’s Norsk Sjofartsmuseum.
HMS Shannon Frigate Model: hull length 24 in, scale 1:75 Ship Length - lower deck 150 ft; keel 125 ft On 1 June, 1813, Capt. BROKE sent a challenge to Capt. James Lawrence of the USS CHESAPEAKE, which was then refitting in Boston, offering single ship combat. The two ships met at half past five in the afternoon 20 miles east of Boston lighthouse between Cape Ann and Cape Cod. After exchanging two or three broadsides in which the enemy's decks were cleared by grape and round shot from SHANNON's 32-pounder carronades, the CHESAPEAKE caught one of SHANNON's anchors. This exposed the American main-deck to a tremendous fire from SHANNON's after guns through the port holes leaving many killed and wounded. A small open cask of musket cartridges abaft the mizen-mast of the CHESAPEAKE blew up and as the smoke cleared away Capt. BROKE gave the order to board. CHESAPEAKE’S flag was hauled down. The battle lasted 13 minutes.
HMS Pickle Armed schooner Model scale 1:64, hull length 13.5 inches. Ship was 73 feet long. She was the second smallest vessel at Trafalgar in 1805, therefore Pickle did not take part in the battle. Her distinction was carrying the dispatches to England announcing the victory and the death of Nelson. Constructed from a high quality Caldercraft kit.
SS Argenta Waterline model hull length 22 inches, scale 1:50. Built at Mirror Lake, near Kaslo in February, 1900 for the Great Northern Railway. Length 92 feet, width 20 feet depth 4 feet. Worked as part of the Kootenay Railway & Navigation Co., Kaslo to Upper Duncan River 1900- 1905. Licenced for 40 passengers. Dismantled in 1910 at Mirror Lake, machinery parts taken to Riondel March 1912.
Bounty's Launch On April 28, 1798, Fletcher Christian and his sympathizers took over HMS Bounty, casting Captain Bligh and 18 of his loyal supporters adrift in the ship’s 23 foot launch. They navigated the overcrowded boat for a distance of 3,618 miles over 47 days, reaching the Dutch East Indies. This model is typical of boats issued to Royal Navy ships of the period and is based on original plans from the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, England. Scale is 1:16.
H M Bark Endeavour ship length overall 109 feet, model 30.5 inches, scale 1:60. Launched in 1765 as the collier Earl of Pembroke. The Endeavour was Capt James Cook’s vessel during his first voyage of exploration from 1768–71. The model is based on the replica built in Australia in 1964 as seen during her visit to Hawaii in 1999, with reference to the original plans.
HMS Cruiser Launched in 1797. Gun Brig 1:64 scale model. Class dimensions - Length 100 feet, Breadth 30.5 feet. Model dimensions - Length 33.5 inches overall, Breadth 12.2 inches, Height 24 inches. The cruiser class were the most numerous warships built in the age of sail. One hundred and three were built in all.
HMS Surprise Model 33 in. overall length, scale 1:75, Original ship was launched in 1794 as the French corvette L’Unité. Length 126 feet. Captured near Algeria by H.M.S. Inconstant, she was renamed Surprise. The fictional version, slightly modified, exists in the Patrick O’Brien naval adventure series.
HMS Discovery -Sloop - ship 99 feet in length, model 12.5 inches in length Captain George Vancouver left England in 1791, with 2 ships- the Discovery & the Chatham, on a mission to explore & survey the Pacific North West coastline. Before returning in 1795, he had also charted Hawaii & parts of Alaska. This year the 250th anniversary of his birth is being celebrated in his hometown of King’s Lynn, Norfolk.
USS Confederacy, a 36-gun frigate of the Continental Navy was launched at Norwich, Connecticut on November 8, 1778. A beautiful ship with profusely carved ornamentation, she was plagued with bad luck throughout her career. While homeward bound from the West Indies with military stores and other supplies, Confederacy was forced to strike her flag to two British ships- the 44-gun HMS Roebuck and the 32-gun Orpheus. She was subsequently taken into the British service as HMS Confederate. This admiralty style model includes a Plexiglas case. Constructed by master modeller Bill Ballenger. Model scale 1:64, 3/16 in = 1foot, hull length 35 in. $6000 CDN
HMAV Bounty2 Sent in 1787 by the Admiralty to collect breadfruit specimens, the crew mutinied against the Captain, William Bligh, sending him and a boatload of supporters on a long sea voyage. Fletcher Christian, the rebellious Masters Mate, and the mutineers eventually arrived at Pitcairn Island where they hid from British authorities. Bounty was burned just off the shoreline. Scale 1:125, hull length 9 in.
A scale mode (1:16) of a Danish coastboat, named Bent, from a Billing kit. Dimensions are 24 in long, 10 in wide, 3 1/2 in deep. The model's hull is waterproof and is ready for motor/ servos to be installed. Four deck opening give very good access to below deck. Propellor/shaft and tiller/rudder are in place. Sails can be fully set, furled or removed
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