San Felipe Model Ship

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San Felipe 19" Model Ship. A magnificent example of model craftsmanship is a more compact, and affordable size.

Our San Felipe model measures 19” Long x 7” Wide x 18 ” Tall.

 

Our model is handcrafted from beautiful hardwood such as mahogany, teak, along with various other exotic woods.

The hull is constructed using a plank on frame method, each strip of exotic wood is carefully joined together to form a smooth hull.

This model is completely hand built to scale by skilled master craftsmen. ou will be amazed at how real it looks!

The ship has a clear varnished coating with amazing details. On the San Felipe model ship, you will see the amazing details such as: wooden bowsprit, foremast, mainmast, and mizzen mast. They are all connected to numerous fabric sails with detailed stitching, all rigging are painstakingly fastened by hand in matching colors.

There’s a small wooden cabin with a wooden boat on the main deck.

On the quarter deck, there’s a wooden cabin. There are wooden railings surrounding the beak deck area toward the quarter deck area. You can easily spot 3 long rows of metal cannons on both sides of the hull, and other crafted metal parts on the fore and aft of the ship. There’s also a wooden rudder. An attached wooden stand with a nameplate engraved “San Felipe 1690” is standard on this model. Our model was built according to scale through original plans, pictures and drawings. We absolutely use no plastic parts, only the highest quality wood and metal parts. This model is carefully secured and packed inside a wooden crate for easy shipping.

Our San Felipe 19" model comes fully assembled and ready to display.

Historic Past

First Launched in 1690, the San Felipe was easily one of the most impressive ships of the Spanish Armada. As Spain’s lead ship during the 17th century, the San Felipe displaced over 1000 tons and was armed with 96 cannons, rendering her as one of the most capable fighters in the European Seas. San Felipe’s role in the fight against Britain and France was to aid in the defense of Spanish settlements and harbors while transporting goods, and also to safeguard the hazardous journey back to the Spanish ports from these colonies. In the year 1705, the San Felipe participated in an epic battle wherein 12 Spanish vessels and 35 British ships fought for 24 full hours. Captured by an English ship, but so badly damaged that she could not be salvaged, the San Felipe capsized, plummeting to the depths of the sea with several tons of gold on board. The San Felipe possessed a slim profile and broad sails which allowed her great agility. The war ship’s beauty was pronounced by various intricately fashioned sculptures adorning her stern.

Joe on 03/04/2013 01:08pm
This is great, I ordered mine!

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