Historic ship models - Constitution, US Navy, 1797

 

Ship model USS CONSTITUTION

 

The frigate USS CONSTITUTION was launched on 21 October 1797 in Boston. From the outset, she was the pride of the new American navy. She could extensively prove her abilities in the war against England 1812. Due to her speed she could always escape larger British ships of the line that had superior cannons. She won all engagements with British frigates and other ships of the same size due to the massive and firm framing of her hull, the somewhat stronger cannons and her well trained crew. Her successes strengthened the self-confidence of the US Navy in opposing the British. That infuriated the British, as was documented at that time in articles of the London TIMES.

 
Today the frigate can be visited in the port of Boston. She has her great appearance twice a year, when she is pulled from her place, turned in the port and fastened again. This measure is necessary to ensure equal weathering on both sides of her hull.
Many data to the ship, her history and references to literature you find in the Website of the USS Constitution Museum.

  

This model is one of the eight ship models we delivered to the Morada Seaside Resort at Kuehlungsborn near Rostock on the Baltic coast. It is a beautiful hotel directly at the Baltic Sea beach, and our models are on display in the passage to the restaurant.

   

The model was built by Mr. Erich Marburger, Karben, Germany, with many details. The cannons were handmade by casting in metal. Length of the ship is 200 cm, width 70 cm, height 140 cm.

   

There are several pictures of the ship model.