Model Shipways ESSEX 1799, 32 Gun U. S. Frigate Wooden Model Ship, vintage
Model Shipways - ESSEX - 1799, 32 Gun U. Featured here is a vintage Model Shipways Wooden Model Kit of the U. Image on the side of the box states: Model Length 19-1/2", Height 13", Scale 5/64=1'. The kit was opened box but you can see it the packaging was never opened and the model has never been started or built. Visually all components including fittings and rigging appear to be present. As with any older "open box" it's difficult to say with absolute certainty that every single piece is there but it does appear so. Model components appear to be in superb shape; just about everything still appears to be sealed within the original parts bag, wound on card or bundled in part-groups as they were originally packaged. The original instruction sheets, lists and charts all appear to be present and are in great shape. The original box remains in very-good condition and shows minimal wear from storage. Exterior box measures approximately 14-1/4" x 5" x 4. After the American Revolution, the American Navy was allowed to dwindle in strength almost as a matter of course, while our overseas commerce expanded rapidly in extent and volume. Without protection, this commerce was subject to molestation by the Arab powers in the Mediterranean, British impressment of seamen and petty piracy of other European nations. To protect our ships a number of frigates were built by popular subscription, including ESSEX by the citizens of Essex County, Massachusetts. Her fascinating history with the account of her "lone wolf" raid into the South American whaling areas during the War of 1812 is told in detail by F. Robotti in the November 1956 and January 1957 issues of the Nautical Research Journal (Nautical Research Guild).
The item "Model Shipways ESSEX 1799, 32 Gun U. Frigate Wooden Model Ship, vintage" is in sale since Sunday, January 17, 2021. This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Models & Kits\Boats, Ships\Wooden". The seller is "jjscd" and is located in Norwalk, Connecticut.
This item can be shipped to United States.
- Brand: Model Shipways
- Custom Bundle: No
- Modified Item: No
- Age Level: 17 Years & Up
- Material: Wood
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Scale: 5/64
- Recommended Age Range: 10-Adult Collector/Hobbiest
- MPN: 2007
- Features: Kit