OcCre English Galleon Revenge
Revenge was a “race-built” English galleon built by Sir John Hawkins in the shipyards of Deptford in 1577. The design had some special characteristics. The ratio between the length and the breadth was narrower, forecastle and sterncastle smallers than typical galleons with low freeboard. These features provided better artillery stability.
Under Sir Francis Drake’s command, the Revenge participated in several battles. In 1590, Revenge was commanded by Sir Martin Frobisher in an expedition to intercept the Spanish treasure fleet. In 1591, under the command of Sir Richard Grenville, she was captured by the Spanish, but sank shortly after in a terrible storm off the Azores.
OcCre has created a beautiful 1:85 scale wooden model kit of this famous English ship. The kit features a plank-on-bulkhead construction and includes a laser-cut plywood inner structure, lime wood planks for the inner hull layer, and thin planks of rich-looking sapelli, for the outer planking layer. Includes wood and metal fittings, rigging line, and a set of pre-sewn cloth sails. Printed, full-color, step-by-step instructions are included, but can also be digitally downloaded here: Revenge Instructions
Height 22.4 inches
Width 11.8 inches