USS Essex of 1799, one of the first American frigates
The USS Essex was built in Salem, Massachusetts and launched on 30 September 1799. She got fitted with forty 32-pounder carronades and six 12-pounder guns. Her crew consisted of 154 men.
She served in the war against the North African Barbary pirates 1801 - 1806 and in the War of 1812 with England. On 28 March 1813 she was captured by the English frigate HMS Phoebe and the sloop HMS Cherub, after suffering heavy losses in a fight at the Chilean coast just north of Valparaiso.
The Admiralty had her repaired and took her into the Royal Navy as HMS Essex until 1837.
There is more information on the ship and her history in an Wikipedia article on USS Essex.
The USS Essex model, photos, description and dimensions
The ship model was built without sails to allow for a
better view on the very detailed, impressive rigging.
Please take your time to have a good look at the set of photos. There
are several views of the entire ship model taken from all directions,
closer views of hull, deck and rigging.
The finely worked, detailed ship model is 1 :
Length is 102 cm, width 36 cm, height 84 cm.
Price of the ship model and transport
The price of the model is 2400 Euro, plus transport cost.
Transport: The ship model can be secured in a transport box. This way,
truck or air cargo over long distances can be safely done.
If you live close by, picking up the model with your car may be a good way, too.
The ship model is available at my showroom in Recklinghausen. Here is information on how to order a ship model and how the transport can be arranged.
Please contact me, if you are
interested in the ship model.
Dr. Michael Czytko, Kuehlstr. 31, D-45659 Recklinghausen, Germany,
Tel. +49 2361 59757, email: firstname.lastname@example.org .
If you come by car, it is easy to find my home.