The GREYHOUND was a frigate with 20 cannons designed by Stacey, launched from the Deptford shipyard on February 13, 1720. Little is known of its seafaring history, it seems that together with other very similar ships, it was used in the Mediterranean to fight the pirates that plagued the coasts. The results were disappointing because the pirate ships were very agile, and armed with 4-6 cannons in the bow, and confronted the frigates head-on and prevailed. The period from 1600 to 1700 marked the demise of this type of ships, still characterized by 2 rows of oars located under the cannon batteries, used in low speed maneuvers, or in lack of wind.
The GREYHOUND, as other ships of the same period, was very elegant, refined and soberly decorated. Our 1:100 scale reconstruction is the result of research into prints, books and models displayed in some museums. The result is a ship model that well represents the historical period to which it belongs.
She is a plank-on-frame construction in pre-cut wood. The hull uses lime-wood strips for the first planking and dark walnut for the second. Fittings such as blocks and deadeyes, blackened metal anchors, brass rods and nails, and cast metal stern, bow decorations, Metal gunports and lifeboat . Twenty metal cannon on wooden carriages are on the main deck. This kit comes with wooden display board and crade, There are four sheets of plans and illustrated instruction manual