Bluejacket USS Constitution

$699.00

BJ-K1018
Scale: 1/8″ = 1′ (1:96)
Length: 40″

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Description

Bluejacket USS Constitution

An American National Treasure

The USS Constitution, also known as Old Ironsides, is a famous wooden-hulled frigate of the United States Navy. It is one of the original six frigates authorized for construction by the Naval Act of 1794 and is the oldest commissioned warship afloat in the world.

The USS Constitution was launched in 1797 and played a significant role in the early history of the United States Navy. It gained fame during the War of 1812 when it defeated multiple British warships in battle, earning it the nickname “Old Ironsides” due to the reported durability of its wooden hull.

The USS Constitution is best known for its victory over the British frigate HMS Guerriere in August 1812, where its firepower and superior sailing abilities were demonstrated. This victory boosted American morale and solidified the reputation of the US Navy as a formidable force.

Today, the USS Constitution is berthed at the Charlestown Navy Yard in Boston, Massachusetts, where it serves as a museum ship and a symbol of American naval history. Visitors can tour the ship, learn about its history, and witness the beauty of this historic vessel up close. The USS Constitution remains a beloved icon of American maritime heritage and continues to inspire pride and admiration for its service and legacy.

The Bluejacket USS Constitution has been named “The Official Kit of the USS Constitution Museum.” The kit contains over 2600 fittings, 20 different sizes of scaled rigging line, lots of photo etched brass, and resin deck boats. The carved basswood hull is solid to the gundeck, which leaves two decks to fit out. Some spar deck planking may be left off, so the interior will be open to view. This is a kit for the expert modeler who is looking for a challenge and the opportunity to make history come to life.

Solid Hull Construction

Scale: 1/8″ = 1′ (1:96)
Length: 40″

Additional information

Weight 20 lbs
Dimensions 30 × 13 × 13 in

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