Billing Boats USS Constitution

$302.50

BB508
Scale 1:100
Length : 91cm (35.80 inches)
Height : 67cm (26.40 inches)
Width: 27cm (10.60 inches)

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Billing Boats USS Constitution

The USS Constitution, also known as “Old Ironsides,” is a historic ship with a storied past that is deeply intertwined with the early history of the United States Navy. Launched in 1797, the USS Constitution is the oldest commissioned warship afloat in the world and is one of the most famous ships in American naval history.

The USS Constitution gained fame during the War of 1812 when it engaged and defeated several British warships, despite being outnumbered and outgunned. One of the most notable victories of the USS Constitution was against the HMS Guerriere in August 1812. During the battle, the British cannonballs bounced off the sturdy oak hull of the USS Constitution, leading one of the American sailors to reportedly declare, “Her sides are made of iron!” Thus earning the ship its famous nickname, “Old Ironsides.”

In addition to its success in battle, the USS Constitution also played a crucial role in protecting American merchant ships from British attacks during the War of 1812. The ship’s victories at sea boosted morale in the United States and established its reputation as an unbeatable warship.

After the War of 1812, the USS Constitution continued to serve in various roles, including as a training ship and a museum ship. It underwent several restorations over the years to preserve its historic integrity and ensure its continued seaworthiness.

Today, the USS Constitution is berthed in Boston Harbor as part of the USS Constitution Museum and is open to the public for tours. It remains a symbol of American naval prowess and resilience, embodying the spirit of the United States Navy’s rich maritime heritage.

The USS Constitution’s illustrious history and preservation efforts have cemented its status as a national icon and a beloved symbol of American naval history.

The Billing Boats USS Constitution kit is an authentic reproduction of this famous ship in the popular 1:100 scale. This is a plank on bulkhead model ship kit with all laser cut wooden parts and brass fittings included. It is designed for experienced builders.

Length : 91cm (35.80 inches) Height : 67cm (26.40 inches) Width: 27cm (10.60 inches) Scale 1:100

Additional information

Weight 15 lbs
Dimensions 30 × 12 × 5 in

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