|Ship name||HMS Snake|
|Scale||1 : 64|
|Material hull||Wood, copper|
|Photos 1||Total views|
|Photos 2||Views of details|
|Transport cost||Please inquire|
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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 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.
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
The ship model is 1 : 64 scale. Length is 89 cm, width 36 cm, height 66 cm.
The price of the model is 4500 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.
If you come by car, it is easy to find my home.