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SPACE SAVING FULL RIGGED SHIP MODEL!
Don't confuse this with larger versions.
MODEL's Approximate Specifications:
Length: 22" On
Deck 13 3/4" Width 7"
WEIGHT 5 lb
SHIPPING AND HANDLING TO 48 STATES $30.00
Copyright 2008 - 2006 by Land And Sea Collection, All
Presented is a model that compares to the
most expensive in everything except size. It captures the imagination of everyone who has ever wanted to own a full rigged
ship, but didn't have the room to properly display it. Our new, miniature size version of the USS CONSTITUTION
is just the right size for any place where space is at a premium, but where the atmosphere would be enhanced by a square rigged
model of historic U.S. Navy significance.
This magnificent miniature has unbelievable detailing in
a complicated vessel so small in size. The hull and standing and running rigging shows all the details of
the original's construction including a copper clad bottom at no additional cost. Built to the same high standards as our
larger models, she is true to the original which is still in service as our oldest commissioned warship. The detailing
of the full compliment of cannons, and gun ports, all the spars, rigging, from Studding Sail booms, T'Gallant to Dolphin striker
are correct to the tiniest detail possible in this size. To accomplish this, we combined Space Age construction with Old World
craftsmanship achieving amazingly realistic results in this scale model which measurers only 19 1/2" L x 14
7/8" H x 2 1/2" W. The scale is 110:1.
CONSTITUTION is SHIPPED FULLY RIGGED AND
ASSEMBLED AS SHOWN in a special Styrofoam pack
INCLUDING SHIPPING to the continental U.S.
With all the ship and boat models that are proliferating the internet
in increasing numbers, all claiming to be of the highest museum quality, and best value, some words of caution. The amount
you spend does not necessarily mean that the model you buy is worth it. The old adage, "you get what you pay for holds
true in most instances". But it takes a trained eye to judge whether all these models truly measure up. This is a hard
task to judge when you only have pictures to rely on, but a trained seaman's eye can tell the difference. We only sell those
models that meet our own stringent requirements for accuracy and authenticity based on sixty years of boating and professional
seagoing experience as a former holder of a U.S. Navy, "D" Qual, Senior Skipper, Oceans, and a licensed USCG Master,
Unlimited Oceans, along with being a collector of fine models.
detailed long boat
Bow section - accurate anchors
DON'T MISS THE CALLERY PICTURES
BRIEF HISTORY: Constitution was built at
Edmund Hartt's shipyard in Boston, Massachusetts. The ship's design was unique for its time because of a diagonal cross-bracing
of the ship's skeleton that contributed considerably to its strength. Paul Revere forged the copper spikes and bolts that
held the planks in place and the copper sheathing that protected the hull. Constitution first put to sea 22 July 1798
and saw her first service patrolling the southeast coast of the United States during the Quasi-War with France.
In 1803 Constitution was designated flagship
for the Mediterranean Squadron under Captain Edward Preble and went to serve against the Barbary States of North Africa. Preble
began an aggressive campaign against Tripoli, blockading ports and bombarding fortifications. Finally Tripoli, Tunisia, and
Algeria agreed to a peace treaty.
Constitution patrolled the North African coast for two years
after the war ended, commanded by Stephen Decatur and two other captains to enforce the terms of the treaty.
||October 10. 1797|
||October 10. 1797|
||Active in service as of 2006.|
||175 ft (53 m) bp,|
204 ft (62 m) total
||43.5 ft (13.3 m)|
||14.3 ft (4.4 m) in hold|
||Sail (three masts)|
||13 kt (24 km/h)|
||450 officers and enlisted, including 55 marines and 30 boys|
||32 × 24 pounder (11 kg) |
20 × 32 pounder (15 kg) 2 × 24 pounder (11 kg) bow chasers
She returned to Boston in 1807 for refitting. The ship was
recommissioned as flagship of the North Atlantic Squadron in 1809 under Commodore John Rodgers.
By early 1812, relations with the United Kingdom had
deteriorated and war was declared on 20 June. Captain Isaac Hull, who had been appointed Constitution's commanding officer
in 1810, put to sea 12 July, without orders, to prevent being blockaded in port. His intention was to join the five ships
of Rodgers' squadron.
One month later on August 19, she met with the frigate, HMS Guerriere
off the coast of Nova Scotia. The British ship fired the first shot of the battle; 20 minutes later, Guerriere was a dismasted
hulk, so badly damaged that she was not worth towing to port. Hull had used his heavier broadsides and his ship's superior
sailing ability, while the British, to their astonishment, saw that their shot seemed to rebound harmlessly off Constitution's
strong live oak hull—giving her the nickname "Old Ironsides".
Under the command of William Bainbridge, "Old Ironsides" met HMS Java, another
British frigate, in December. Their three-hour engagement left Java unfit for repair, so she was burned.
Despite having to spend many months in port, either under repair or because of
blockades, Constitution managed eight more captures under the command of Charles Stewart. She returned to port in 1815 to
find the war had ended. After six years of extensive repairs, she returned to duty as flagship of the Mediterranean Squadron.
She sailed back to Boston in 1828.
An examination in 1830 found her unfit for sea. Congress
passed an appropriation for reconstruction and in 1835 she was placed back in commission. She served as flagship in the Mediterranean
and the South Pacific and made a 30-month voyage around the world beginning in March 1844.
In the 1850s she patrolled the African coast in search of
slavers, and during the American Civil War served as a training ship for midshipmen. But Constitution, along with all ships
of her type, was becoming rapidly obsolete as a fighting vessel. As early as 1838, steamships had begun to make regular transatlantic
crossings (see steamboat) and the Civil War's Battle of Hampton Roads had shown the impotence of wooden-hulled warships when
faced with ships made of (or clad in) iron.
Even when restricted from front line duties, however, Constitution continued to
serve the Navy and the country, and after another period of rebuilding in 1871, she transported goods for the Paris Exposition
of 1877 and served once more as a training ship. Decommissioned in 1882, she was used as a receiving ship at Portsmouth, New
Hampshire. She returned to Boston to celebrate her centennial in 1897.
In 1905, public sentiment saved her once more from scrapping.
From 1920–23 she was renamed Old Constitution, to free her name for a new (but ultimately never-completed) battlecruiser.
In 1925, once again bearing the name Constitution, she was restored through the donations of school children and patriotic
groups. After being recommissioned on 1 July 1931, she set out under tow for a tour of 90 port cities along the Atlantic,
Gulf and Pacific coasts of the United States.
In 1941, she was placed in permanent commission in Boston.
An Act of Congress in 1954 made the Secretary of the Navy responsible for her upkeep.
From 1992–95, Constitution underwent a 44 month refit
and overhaul that returned the ship to fully sailable condition.
Constitution renders a 21-gun salute to Fort Independence during her Independence
Day turnaround cruise. On 21 July 1997, as part of her 200th birthday celebration, Constitution set sail for the first time
in over a century. She was towed from her usual berth in Boston to Marblehead, then set six sails (jibs, topsails, and driver),
then sailed unassisted for an hour and rendered a 21-gun salute.
The modern day role of "Old Ironsides" is that of "ship of state". USS Constitution
is today considered the most famous vessel in American naval history. The crew of 55 modern-day sailors participates in ceremonies,
educational programs and special events while keeping the ship open to visitors year-round and providing free tours. Constitution
is the oldest fully commissioned vessel afloat. Although the HMS Victory holds the honor of being the oldest commissioned
warship by three decades, she is permanently drydocked out of water.
Constitution is one of only two presently commissioned ships of any type in the
US Navy known to have sunk an enemy vessel. The crew are all active-duty Sailors and the assignment is considered special
duty in the Navy. Traditionally, the duty of captain of the vessel is assigned to an active duty Navy commander.
The USS Constitution is one of the sites along the Freedom Trail and is part of
Boston National Historical Park, better known as the Charlestown Navy Yard. She is open to the public.
SHIP's LENGTH: 204 Feet; Beam: 43.5
feet; Draft: 14.3 Feet
MODEL's Approximate Specifications:
Length: 22" On
Deck 13 3/4" Width 7"
Height: 16" Scale
buyers welcome, but inquire first. We have satisfied customers in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bermuda, Canada, Chile,
China, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Martinique, Mexico,
New Zealand, Norway, Nova Scotia, Saudi Arabia, Scotland, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, USVI and the Eastern Caribbean.
UNCONDITIONAL GUARANTEE: If not completely satisfied with your purchase it may be returned, if without damage, within
three days of receipt in its original packaging. Return items must be insured for their full value. A prior email authorization
by us for the return is required. Unfortunately, shipping charges are not included in this offer and are non-refundable unless
due to our error.
This great desktop miniature model will make a fine addition to your
stateroom, office or den. Buy now with confidence!
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