Artesania Latina U.S. Constellation American Frigate 1798 1/85 AL22850
Product Code: AL22850
The Artesania Latina U.S. Constellation American Frigate 1798 wooden ship model is an accurate recreation of the real life ship.
It is difficult to encounter in the history of sailing vessels a ship with so many diverse activities during her active life as the American Frigate USS Constellation. In fact she started her active life in 1798 and was withdrawn from service in 1955. Her missions were various. She seized numerous ships, and defended the Hawaii Islands against annexation by the British in 1845 and 1849. She was also the first US warship to visit China in 1842 and was assigned as a school ship in 1871. Today she brings back glorious memories to tens of thousands of tourists who visit her each year in Baltimore. If she could talk, she could tell us a great deal of American History.
When complete this wooden boat kit has a length of 1035mm, height of 710mm and beam of 153mm. Artesania Latina's USS Constellation kit features double plank-on-bulkhead construction and an abundance of brass hardware such as eyebolts, stanchions, rings, hinges and more. A highly detailed brass bow figurehead and stern parts are also included. The kit includes all hull planking strakes, masts, bowsprit, 10 spools of rigging thread and all other necessary details. Pre-sewn sails ready for rigging are also included along with excellent plans and detailed instructions.