Ship model HMS Agamemnon of 1781

 

Ship model HMS Agamemnon of 1781

 

 

Scale 1 : 64, length 130 cm, width 49 cm, height 97 cm
More photos: of entire ship, of details. Click on the photos for high resolution pictures!

 

   

The history of the HMS Agamemnon

HMS Agamemnon was launched in 1781 as a 64-gun third-rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy. She got famous because of being Admiral Nelson's favourite ship, who served as Agamemnon's captain in 1793 - 1796. The ship took part in the 1801 Battle of Copenhagen and fought at the Battle of Trafalgar on 21 October 1805. She was wrecked in 1809 after running aground in the mouth of the Rio de la Plata.

In 1993 the wreck of the Agamemnon has been located, and several artifacts have been recovered, including one of her cannons.
There is a comprehensive article about HMS Agamemnon in Wikipedia.
 

 
The HMS Agamemnon model, photos, description and dimensions

The ship model was built without sails to allow for a better view on the very detailed, impressive rigging. The model shows the blue ensign, like HMS Agamemnon flew in the Battle of Coepnhagen.

    

This model of HMS Agamemnon is a very beautiful, fine piece of work, especially in detailing the rigging. It is clearly showing the elegance of the hull layout.
The ship model is 1 : 64 scale. Length is 130 cm, width 49 cm, height 97 cm.

 

There are several views of the entire ship model taken from all directions, and several closer views of hull, deck and rigging.