Billing Boats HMS Warrior

$831.55

BB512
Scale 1:100
Length 57.9″
Height 26.5″
Width 15.3″

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Description

Billing Boats HMS Warrior

HMS Warrior was a steam-powered warship built for the British Royal Navy in the mid-19th century. Commissioned in 1861, HMS Warrior was the first iron-hulled, armored warship in the world, revolutionizing naval warfare and setting new standards for ship design and construction.

The design and construction of HMS Warrior were led by Sir John Brown and Sir Edward Reed, who sought to create a warship that combined the latest technological innovations with formidable firepower and protection. The ship featured a combination of iron armor plating and powerful steam engines, making it one of the most advanced warships of its time.

HMS Warrior was armed with a mix of heavy guns, including rifled muzzle-loading cannons, which gave it a significant advantage over contemporary wooden warships. Its armored hull and deck provided enhanced protection against enemy attacks, making it a formidable opponent in battle.

During its service with the Royal Navy, HMS Warrior was initially deployed in the Channel Fleet and later saw action in the Mediterranean during the 1860s. However, with the rapid advancements in naval technology, including the development of ironclad warships, HMS Warrior quickly became outdated and was relegated to secondary duties.

By the late 19th century, HMS Warrior had been decommissioned and used as a training ship, floating barracks, and eventually a storage hulk. In the 1970s, efforts were made to restore and preserve the historic vessel, leading to its eventual conversion into a museum ship.

Today, HMS Warrior is a popular tourist attraction in Portsmouth, England, where it serves as a living museum of Victorian naval life and technology. Visitors can explore the ship, learn about its history, and experience firsthand the innovations that made HMS Warrior a groundbreaking warship of its time.

HMS Warrior’s legacy as a pioneering ironclad warship continues to be celebrated, showcasing the ingenuity and technological advancements that shaped the evolution of naval warfare in the 19th century.

Billing Boats HMS Warrior kit is a beautiful plank-on-bulkhead, wooden ship kit featuring laser-cut wooden components. The kit includes brass cannons, wooden blocks, brass and photo-etched metal parts, and a beautiful cast figurehead. Kit includes all the wood and fittings, but does not include glue or paint. Detailed, illustrated (line drawings) instructions.

Scale 1:100
Length 57.9″
Height 26.5″
Width 15.3″

Additional information

Weight 15 lbs
Dimensions 30 × 24 × 5 in

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