This high quality, highly detailed, expert level, HMS Victory model is Brand New, fully assembled and ready for display (not a kit). This HMS Victory Model was specially designed & built by the plank on bulkhead method (joining multiple small pieces of wood l and other exotic tropical wood together on the hull).The sailboat model is built exactly to scale as the original HMS Victory was with many details. The task required skillful craftsmen hundreds of hours to accomplish.
Victory displaced over 3500 tons and measured 226 feet in length and 51 feet beam. Her hull was sheathed in copper to guard against barnacles. In a stiff breeze, she would billow 36 sails totaling four acres of canvas, and plow the waves at 10 knots. In weather fair or foul, the Victory was a fortress stocked with 35 tons of powder and 120 tons of shot. She possessed the capacity and endurance to remain at sea for up to six months at a time.
Commissioned in 1778, the H. Victory had almost 30 years of embattled service at the time of Trafalgar. She is a veteran of many hard-won naval confrontations. On October 12, 1805, one of the most momentous battles in European history broke out off the coast of Cape Trafalgar, Spain.The combined fleets of France and Spain led by Napoleon the Great invaded England as a massive and powerful navy. They were thwarted by the supremacy of British sea power. The Victory has maintained a name for herself ever since. Honored and preserved over the years, she rests now at Portsmouth, England as a never-to-be-forgotten symbol of loyalty, courage, and devotion to duty. The momentous Battle of Trafalgar began on Oct. During this battle, the HMS Victory, led by Lord Nelson, defeated the invading French Armada led by Napoleon the Great. During the Battle of Trafalgar, the HMS Victory sailed directly into the midst of the French Armada and divided in two.
Rudder destroyed, sails full of holes, and with an injured mast, the HMS Victory came straight on, cannons ablaze. As the HMS Victory lacerated the enemys line, she took great punishment, but her retribution was greater and the HMS Victory left destruction in its wake. Suffering mortal wounds, Lord Nelson flying his famous signal "England expects that every man will do his duty", led the British to one of the greatest victories in nautical history.The HMS Victory is the sole surviving 18th Century warship left on the face of the planet and is revered as one of the most prominent and decorated of all warships. Honored and preserved over the years, she rests now at Portsmouth, England, a never-to-be-forgotten symbol of loyalty, courage, and devotion to duty. The model measures 30 long from bow to stern. It's a fabulous boat model that will be a conversation piece for any room or office. The item "HMS Victory Admiral Nelsons Flagship Tall Ship Wood Model Sailboat Assembled" is in sale since Thursday, April 9, 2015. This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Models & Kits\Boats, Ships\Wooden". The seller is "atlantisgift" and is located in New York. This item can be shipped to United States.