KNOW MORE ABOUT THE SPANISH SHIP SANTISIMA TRINIDAD
Santisima Trinidad (officially Nuestra Señora de la Santísima Trinidad) was a Spanish vessel with 120 guns at first, extended to 140 later. It was the largest ship of its time, so it received the nickname of El Escorial de los Mares, and was one of the few line ships of four bridges that existed.
Despite this, it was not very effective because of its clumsiness and slow navigation. It is remembered most of all for its tragic end at the Battle of Trafalgar (October 21st, 1805). It was under the orders of the squad leader Baltasar Hidalgo de Cisneros, and Francisco Javier de Uriarte y Borja as flag captain.
After a hard fight was captured by the English in very bad conditions, with more than 200 dead and 100 injured. The English made every effort to save it and take it to the English port of Gibraltar, being towed by the frigates HMS Naiad and HMS Phoebe. However, it would finally sink October 24th, some 25 or 28 miles south of Cádiz.
Symbol of the end of Spanish power in the seas, the greatest war weapon of its time now remains at the bottom of the sea. Its artillery were extracted and installed at the entrance of the Pantheon of Maritime Illustres located at the School of Suboficiales of the Navy, in San Fernando (Cadiz).
CONTENTS SANTISIMA TRINIDAD CAPTAIN’S BOAT WOODEN MODELING KIT
Build your wooden model at 1:50 scale of captain’s boat of the Santisima Trinidad, the most famous Spanish Armada ship of line. Its design by means of false keel and frames about its assembly to the one of the real ship. Ideal for beginners modelers. Once it is assembled, the scale model measures 14.96” (380mm) length, 3.34” (85mm) width, 9.25” (235mm) height.
Santisima Trinidad captain’s boat naval modeling kit contains all the parts you need to build it: high precision laser-cut board parts, hardwoods, brass, cast iron and sails ready to be placed. For assembly you can follow our complete step-by-step instructions on DVD for computers -PC and MAC-. The kit does not include printed instructions. You can also download the digital instructions for free on the button on this product sheet called ‘Instructions and Downloadable Contents’.
You can display the model ship at your room or workshop thanks to the wooden exhibition base that the modeling kit brings as a gift.