Uss Constitution 52" Wood Model Ship Large Scale Sailing Tall America Boat
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Uss Constitution 52" Wood Model Ship Large Scale Sailing Tall America Boat:
USS CONSTITUTION ship model - very large scaled American ship
52" handcrafted wood tall ship model with full sails
- Scale: 1/72, very large scaled model Dimensions: 52" (L) x 14" (W) x 38" (H) or (133 cm x 36 cm x 97 cm)
- This ship model is shipped to you fully assembled and ready for display, except that the bowsprit and top mastare not in position during shipping to reduce damage risk and to save on shipping cost. Installing only involves tightening rigging lines since they're correctly attached to the bowsprit. Instruction included.
- Built from scratch with plank on frame construction. Premium quality, truly a work of art.
- This model is carefully secure and packed inside a wooden crate and a carton box to insure a safe transportation.
Click here to check for Greyhound locations near you so you can pick it up. Dimensions of the box: 42" long x 16" wide x 32" high. Make sure you have enough room in your vehicle to bring it home. After sale and payment, please let me know which Greyhound station to ship to and your phone number for shipping purpose. A tracking number will be provided for your reference.
USS Constitution is a wooden-hulled, three-masted heavy frigate of the United States Navy. Named by President George Washington after the Constitution of the United States of America, she is the world's oldest floating commissioned naval vessel.[Note 1] Launched in 1797, Constitution was one of six original frigates authorized for construction by the Naval Act of 1794. Joshua Humphreys designed the frigates to be the young Navy's capital ships, and so Constitution and her sisters were larger and more heavily armed and built than standard frigates of the period. Built in Boston, Massachusetts at Edmund Hartt's shipyard, her first duties with the newly formed United States Navy were to provide protection for American merchant shipping during the Quasi-War with France and to defeat the Barbary pirates in the First Barbary War. Constitution is most famous for her actions during the War of 1812 against Great Britain, when she captured numerous merchant ships and defeated five British warships: HMS Guerriere, Java, Pictou, Cyane and Levant. The battle with Guerriere earned her the nickname of "Old Ironsides" and public adoration that has repeatedly saved her from scrapping. She continued to actively serve the nation as Flagship in the Mediterranean and African squadrons, and circled the world in the 1840s. During the American Civil War she served as a training ship for the United States Naval Academy and carried artwork and industrial displays to the Paris Exposition of 1878. Retired from active service in 1881, she served as a receiving ship until designated a museum ship in 1907. In 1931 she started a three year 90-port tour of the nation, and in 1997 she finally sailed again under her own power for her 200th birthday.