Billing Boats USS Constitution Wooden Model Ship Kit

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Billing Boats USS Constitution Wooden Model Ship Kit (HPS/B508)
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Billing Boats USS Constitution Model Ship Kit

Features:

Plank on frame construction, laser cut plywood keel and frame components, wooden superstructure and decks, hull and deck fittings in wood, brass and/or plastic, Mast and spars, rigging cord in various sizes and printed sails. Includes Full size plan sheets and an instruction manual with English Text.

  • Scale 1:100
  • Length 91 cm (34")
  • Height 67cm
  • Width 27cm
  • Parts in wood and brass
  • Full step by step instruction and plan

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.

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.

Not suitable for children under the age of 14

View the Building instructions in the link below: