On 27 March 1794, the United States Congress passed the Naval Act of 1794, which provided for building the US Navy its first new ships: the frigates Chesapeake, Congress, Constellation, Constitution, President, and United States. Constellation was the first to be commissioned.Constellation was built at Harris Creek Shipyard in Baltimores Fells Point and launched on 7 September 1797, just as the United States entered the Quasi-War with France. In February 1800 Constellation fought a night encounter with the frigate La Vengeance of 54 guns. Constellation was victorious after a five-hour battle. Since the encounter, the Constellations incredible speed and power inspired the French to nickname her the Yankee Racehorse. This is museum-quality, FULLY ASSEMBLED replica of the U. Constellation, last sail-only warship designed and built by the U. This is an Exclusive Edition where the model has a unique serial number etched into the hull, which allows us to identify production date, the material used and all other production information of a 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.
They are 100% hand built individually using plank-on-frame construction method and are similar to the building of actual ships. Each model requires hundreds of hours to finish and must go through a demanding quality control process before leaving the workshop. 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. The glorious American flag is attached to the mizzen yard.On the deck, there are stationed metal cannons, metal steering wheels, wood ladders and Crane, captains dining and sleeping cabin, and many other handcrafted ornaments. There is also an exquisite detailed admirals quarter on the stern with beautiful decorative brass ornaments and an authentic hand-built lifeboat with ribs and planks.
This model comes standard with a solid wood base and brass nameplate. Itll make a perfect gift for home or office decorator, boat enthusiast or passionate collector. Listing and template services provided by inkFrog. The item "USS Constellation Frigate Tall Ship 38 Wood Model Sailboat Assembled" is in sale since Sunday, November 20, 2016.
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.