Old-Modern Handicrafts "HMS Victory" (Mid Size EE), Fully-Assembled Ship Model

Item #: 88207
616983878927Old Modern Handicrafts
Our Price $878.37
Our Price $878.37

$12.00 Additional Freight

The H.M.S. Victory was the ultimate British fighting vessel: a full rigged 227 feet long ship with 104 guns and 850 men when at full capacity. It is able to move from 15 to 17 kilometers per hour, and weighed as heavy as 7 tons, including guns. It was launched in 1765 and was most famous as Admiral Horatio Nelson’s flagship at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. Nelson was shot and killed during the battle. H.M.S. Victory is the oldest naval ship still in commission. It has been restored and rests in a dry dock at Portsmouth, England. The ship in Portsmouth is the sixth ship with the name Victory in the Royal Navy. There has been great interest in the fifth Victory ship, which was built 15 years earlier and whose wreckage was found recently by Odyssey Marine Exploration.

Adm. Nelson’s flagship at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805, is now available as a FULLY ASSEMBLED model. This is an “Exclusive Edition” where the model has a unique serial number etched into the hull, which identifies its production date, material used and other pertinent information on the model. Master craftsmen using historical photographs, drawings or original plans, meticulously handcraft these highly detailed wood models from scratch. They are built to scale with high-grade wood such as western red cedar, rosewood, and mahogany. They are 100% hand built individually using the plank-on-frame construction method and are built similarly to an actual ship. Each model requires hundreds of hours to finish and must go through a demanding quality control process before leaving the workshop. This amazing replica of the H.M.S. Victory model features three decks, and three ferocious rows of metal cannons on each side of the ship. The front bowsprit and three large masts are connected securely using advanced rigging and lines painstakingly knotted and fastened by hand. Each yard has an attached hand-stitched rolled-up sails made of fine linen. Metal anchors and a wooden rudder are visible on the front and rear of the ship. On the deck, there are authentic hand-built lifeboats with ribs and planks, stationed metal cannons, metal steering wheels, wooden crane, captain’s dining and sleeping cabin, and many other handcrafted ornaments. There is also an exquisite detailed admiral’s quarter on the stern with beautiful metal lanterns, handcrafted brass statues and ornaments, and a wooden flag pole. This model comes standard with a solid wood base and brass nameplate. It makes a perfect gift for home or office and offers those just entering the modeling market or who want to display models like these but lack the time or skill it takes to build one, a cost effective solution.

L: 30 W: 10 H: 27 Inches
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