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AMERICAN BUILDER'S HALF HULL

WAR OF 1812 PRIVATEER

    

WAR OF 1812 PRIVATEER BULIDERS HALF HULL MODEL
PRICE $ 335.00 PLUS $15.00 SHIPPING AND HANDLING to 48 contiguous States. 
 

 
Presented is a builder's model of  a typical War of 1812 Privateer made my master craftsman Rob Napier, of North Chatham, MA who practiced his trade in the last half of the 20th Century.

The hull below the waterline is comprised of five alternating lifts of mahogany and white oak below the waterline and a single lift of mahogany above. This shows in great detail the shape of this efficient vessel. The half hull is mounted on a framed American oak backboard. The hull is carefully trimmed with shear strakes, rubbing strakes, and the bowsprit additional touch of realism. The three strakes run from bow to stern. 

This perspective of the hull shows her blunt ends for load carrying rather than speed and was the reason for her seaworthiness and passenger carrying ability.

 

Shipbuilder's models were often used to advertise the business of the shipbuilder and or owner at exhibitions and trade fairs.
 
DIMENSIONS:

The ship model is  18" L x 1 3/8" W x 3 3/4" H
The backboard is  21 1/2" L x 7 1/4" H x 1" D
Weight 4 pounds.

CONDITION: The half hull is in near original condition and the varnish is in excellent condition. There is one minor small scrape amidships which is hard to see. Otherwise this model is perfect.
 
OUR UNCONDITIONAL GUARANTEE: If not completely satisfied with your purchase it may be returned, if without damage, within three days of receipt in its original condition and packaging. Returns must be insured for their full value. All that is required is a prior email authorization by us for the return. Unfortunately, no refund can be made for the cost of shipping, packaging and handling unless we are at fault. 
 
Buy this handcrafted half hull model now!  What a great addition to your office, den or family room.
 

                    Sleek clipper bow

                       Sharp stern section
 

BRIEF HISTORY: The War of 1812 was fought over the Merchant Marine. The British were seizing American ships on the high seas, and forcing seamen to join the British navy or merchant navy. In addition, Britain seized vessels bound for Europe that did not first call at a British port. France retaliated, confiscating vessels if they had first stopped in Britain. Together they seized nearly 1,500 American vessels between 1803 and 1812.

The War was fought by merchant ships, because the U.S. had almost no Navy. The battle cry was; "Free Trade and Sailors' Rights!" During the War of 1812, the U.S. Navy and Privateers together captured 30,000 prisoners, while the American army captured 6,000 British prisoners. Privateers captured British prizes worth almost $40,000,000.

Privateers:

During the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812 the privateer had to be bold and daring in order to survive and to see financial rewards for bringing his prizes to port. For example, the Paul Jones left New York in 1812 with 120 men but only 3 guns, while she was pierced for 17. Before she met the British merchant ship Hassan, which carried 14 guns and a crew of 20, her master had short lengths of timber painted black and mounted on buckets and filled her rigging with his men. Intimidated, the Hassan immediately surrendered, and the Paul Jones was able to fill her gun mounts with real guns.

Courtesy of the U.S. Merchant Marine Organization

FLAT RATE SHIPPING, PACKING & INSURANCE to 48 contiguous States. $15.00 

OUR UNCONDITIONAL GUARANTEE: If not completely satisfied with your purchase it may be returned, if without damage, within three days of receipt in its original condition and packaging. Returns must be insured for their full value. All that is required is a prior email authorization by us for the return. Unfortunately, no refund can be made for the cost of shipping, packaging and handling unless we are at fault.

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