In the early nineteenth century, the United States began construction small fore- and aft-rigged sailing ships called 'schooners.' Designed in 1819 and launched that same year, the Virginia is a prime example of this elegant, highly maneuverable craft. With her capability for great speed and her central swivel-mounted armaments, the Virginia served as a coast-guarding interceptor. Includes step-by-step full color instructions, high-precision laser-cut wood parts, brass eyelets, bracers, belaying pins, and cabin door hinges, boxwood blocks and deadeyes, double plank-on-bulkhead construction, flag, rigging line, and pre-sewn sails. Recommended for modelers with previous building experience. Length: 21.25 inches; height: 19.69 inches; beam: 4.72 inches. Scale: 1/41. Artesania Latina kit #22135.