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This handcrafted ship model is one of the finest models available anywhere. Makes a great gift!
The USS Constitution 31" model ship sits perfectly on the included base, which is made of a high-quality, conditioned wood, and has a brass name plate.
31" Long x 10" Wide x 27" High
The USS Constitution tall ship model is built from scratch by experienced master craftsman and is not from any sort of kit. To create the subtle details and definitions of the deck and hull, the plank on frame method of construction is used, which requires hundreds of hours of pain-staking, detailed work.
The highest quality, rare woods (including Ebony, Rosewood, Blackwood, Mahogany, Jack wood, and Sycamore) used to construct our models are subjected to specific seasoning procedures to ensure that the model will withstand severe climate and never warp or split. Ornaments and decorations on this USS Constitution model (which may include cannons, portholes, anchors, muskets, and other details) are sculpted of brass, chrome, and other metals. Look at those cannons! Look at the detail! Sails are handmade of fine linen and rigging lines vary in weight, thickness and color. The detailed, hand-stitched sails of the model ship are constructed of fine linen. The detailed riggings and lining are painstakingly fastened by hand and also made of linen.
Extensive research is required to build each USS Constitution model to scale, using various pictures, original plans, drawings, and digital imaging. Each USS Constitution model ship is examined during various processes of manufacturing and shipment to ensure the highest quality and accuracy possible for your investment.
The US War ship Old Ironsides is made from all American timber from Maine to Georgia and armed with all American artillery, fashioned in Rhode Island. First launched in Boston in 1979, the USS Constitution was put into sea in 1798. During the 1790s, the USS Constitution defended American commerce against the French havoc in the Caribbean Ocean. Then in 1803, President Jefferson ordered her to protect American vessels in the Mediterranean against Barbary pirates.
After returning to the United States, the USS Constitution was named the flagship of the North Atlantic Squadron. In 1810, her new captain, Isaac Hull, took her to sea. Two years later she engaged and conquered the HMS Guerriere, the first in a grand succession of victories in the War of 1812. It was during this intense battle that the seamen, astounded at how the British cannonballs were simply bouncing off the Constitution's hull, cried out - "Huzzah! Her sides are made of iron!" And thus the creation of her nickname, Old Ironsides.
The USS Constitution has remained a part of the US Navy since that time, and thus holds the title as the oldest living commissioned warship in the entire world.