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Ship model HMS Snake of 1797


Ship model HMS Snake of 1797


Ship name HMS Snake
Scale 1 : 64
Length 89 cm
Width 36 cm
Height 66 cm
Material hull Wood, copper
Photos 1 Total views
Photos 2 Views of details
Price 4500 Euro
Transport cost Please inquire






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The Snake class ships

In 1796 the Royal Navy placed orders for four new sloops-of-war, the Snake class ships. Since the qualities of ship-rigged and brig-rigged vessels were to be compared, a ship of each design was ordered. In the end a design for 18 gun flush deck brigs with a three-masted ship rig won out.

HMS Snake was launched in 1797. Her eventful career is shown in a Wikipedia article, the most important being the capture or destroying of two French privateers and one Danish privateer. She also captured numerous small merchantmen. She spent much time escorting convoys to and from the West Indies, until she was finally sold in 1816.



The HMS Snake model, photos, description and dimensions

The model was designed to original plans of the British Admiralty. The ship model was built without sails to allow for a better view on the impressive rigging. The underwater hull is covered with copper plates, their edges being partly painted green-white to simulate weathering and copper patina.

There are more pictures, several views of the entire ship model taken from all directions, and several closer views of hull, deck and rigging. Click images to enlarge!

This model of HMS Snake is a very beautiful, pleasant piece of work, made with much care of details. The elegant lines of the ship are clearly shown in the model.
The ship model is 1 : 64 scale. Length is 89 cm, width 36 cm, height 66 cm.



Price of the ship model and transport

The price of the model is 4500 Euro, plus transport cost.

Transport: The ship model can be secured in a transport box. This way, delivery by 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: .

If you come by car, it is easy to find my home.

  Contact:  Tel. +49 2361 59757


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