Artesania Latina USS Constellation

$416.99

AL22850
Scale 1:85
Length 40.75 inches
Height 28 inches

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Description

Artesania Latina USS Constellation

HISTORY OF USS CONSTELLATION FRIGATE SHIP

Defend your boarders with the wooden model of the famous USS Constellation frigate of the US Navy. It is difficult to find in the archives of naval history a ship with as much diversity of occupations and years of service, than that of the USS Constellation.

The USS Constellation served her country from 1797-1853. The Constellation was designed by Joshua Humphreys and Josiah Fox and was launched at Sterrett Shipyard in Baltimore, Maryland, on September 7, 1797. She was commanded by Captain Thomas Truxtun during the Quasi-War with France, and successfully engaged the French frigate, L’Insurgente on February 9, 1799, off Saint Kitts and Nevis Island, West Indies.

Nearly a year later, on February 1, 1800, the USS Constellation engaged the French frigate La Vengeance off Guadeloupe in the West Indies for five hours, but the frigate eluded capture. Undergoing repairs at Hampton Roads, Virginia, during the start of the War of 1812, she was effectively blockaded by the British.

In 1815, during the Second Barbary War, she sailed with two other US Navy squadrons and joined in the capture of the Algerian frigate Mashuda. Following her return in December 1817, the Constellation served in the South Atlantic, the Pacific, and in the West Indies until circumnavigating the globe during the early 1840s. Today she is a museum boat open to her visitors in the city that gave birth to it.

KIT CONTENTS FOR THE ARTESANIA LATINA USS CONSTELLATION FRIGATE

Build your own 1:85 scale model of the US Constellation. Its system of construction is by false keel and frames which is similar to the construction of the real ship.

The modeling kit contains high precision laser-cut boards, wood, brass, cast metal and cotton sails ready to be placed. For the assembly you will be able to follow Artesania Latina’s complete step-by-step guide in five languages with multiple images, as well as the drawings of the finished model on DVD format.

The result will be a magnificent work of art and iwill give grandeur to the place where you display this high quality model.

The kit does not include printed instructions or diagrams, you can download everything from the included disc or from Artesania Latina’s website.

Additional information

Weight 15 lbs
Dimensions 36 × 24 × 5 in