USS Constitution Limited Tall Model Ship 30"
Product ID: 47 Item ID: B0803C Weight: 22 LB Box Dimensions: 34" x 14" x 25" (L x W x H)
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This museum-quality Limited Edition scale replica tall ships model of “Old Ironsides” is bedecked with historically accurate features and built with the finest craftsmanship and attention to detail. As the US Navy’s oldest and most famous fighting tall ship, the USS Constitution holds a proud place in American history. Now these Limited Edition tall ship models can similarly inhabit a proud position, displaying their historical patriotism and indomitable spirit in your office, home or meeting room.
30" Long x 9" Wide x 23" High (1:82 scale)
- Built from scratch by master artisans
Museum Quality features not available in other tall ship models under $3,000 or any kit
- Accurate beakhead design and scrollwork
- Increased detail of deck features, cannon carriages, deckwall painting and other features
- Handcrafted rosewood eagle on the stern
- Individual wooden planks used in hull construction
- Gun ports actually cut into the hull
- High quality woods include cherry, birch, maple and rosewood
- 300-400% more rigging than 20” model tall ships
- Meticulous painting accurately matches the actual USS Constitution
Amazing Details, including:
- Planked deck with nail holes
- Authentic scale lifeboats
- Rudder chains, cannonball racks
- U.S. shield on the bow
- Solid brass cannons and metal anchors
- Additional deck details such as cannon balls, barrels, etc.
- 23 masterfully stitched, heavy canvas sails hold shape and do not wrinkle
- Taut rigging with varied thread gauge and color
- Limited production run only 100 of these tall ship models
- Certificate of Authenticity individually numbered and signed by HMS Founder and Master Builder Richard Norris
Wooden display base features four arched dolphins
- Pictured with marble base (available for purchase)
- Extensive research of original plans, historical drawings and paintings as well as actual photographs ensures the highest possible accuracy
At the end of the American Revolution, in 1783, the United States began to send ships across the globe in an effort to bolster its fledgling economy. By 1785 the Continental Navy of the Revolution had been dissolved, leading to these ships sailing unprotected in international waters, a move which eventually lead to the creation of the USS Constitution. During this time, off of the coast of Northern Africa, merchant ships were in need of naval protection leading Congress to authorize a new navy in 1794. As part of this "new navy" six frigates were ordered, the last remaining of which is the legendary USS Constitution. On March 27, 1794 the Naval Armament Act was passed and an order was placed with Edmund Hartt's Shipyard for the ship, costing just over $300,000. On November 1, 1794 the Constitution was laid down, and she was launched on October 21, 1797. Emerging as a ferocious, heavily armed vessel, the USS Constitution was on her way to becoming the legend she is today.
With such a long and legendary career, the USS Constitution remains as amazing as ever, having been restored to her original design specifications in 1992. On July 21, 1997 she sailed under her own power for the first time in 116 years, and beginning in 2007 she underwent restorative action to return her to the classic design she boasted during the War of 1812. In 2009 she was designated as an "American Ship of State," for use in diplomatic and international matters; a fitting title given that the treaty to end the war with Tripoli was signed aboard her decks in 1805. With her gleaming copper hull restored, her historic paint job redone, and her wood beams replaced to make her seaworthy, the USS Constitution is an enduring icon of American history. At more than 200 years old she is the oldest commissioned naval vessel in the world, and captained by Commander Matt Bonner, she continues to act in a historical and educational capacity. With a crew of 60 active duty Navy personnel she rests at Pier 1 of the former Charleston Navy Yard, and remains open to the public with her fabulous tours. From the Barbary Wars to her epic battles in the War of 1812, her around the world voyage to her position as a museum ship, the USS Constitution has played a vital role in the development of the American Navy and indeed the country itself. Serving with honor and distinction, the USS Constitution, “Old Iron sides” herself, remains docked proudly today just as she was more than 200 years ago.