Ship model USS Oneida of 1809


Ship model USS Oneida of 1809



Scale 1 : 48, length 69 cm, width 21 cm, height 22 cm
More photos: of entire ship, of details. Click on the photos for high resolution pictures!

The history of the USS Oneida

The USS Oneida was built in 1809 as a brig of war with sixteen 24-pounder carronades and a 32-pound pivot gun forward.


There is a very detailed history of her available by the "The War of 1812 Magazine", Issue 19 December 2012, of which I cite the introduction text: "The United States Navy brig Oneida saw more combat with the British than any other American warship during the War of 1812. In 1808, following HMS Leopard’s attack on the frigate Chesapeake the previous year and the resulting laws prohibiting trade with the British, President Thomas Jefferson and Secretary of the Navy Richard Smith decided a small naval force was needed on lakes Ontario and Champlain. This led to the construction of an 18-gun brig, the Oneida, at Oswego, New York.
This was the start of a naval arms race on Lake Ontario between Great Britain and the United States that did not end until after the War of 1812. By 1815 both sides were building ships-of-the-line as large or larger than any on the Atlantic."


There is a short history of the Oneida in Wikipedia, too.



The USS Oneida model, photos, description and dimensions


During the 18th and 19th centuries ship models constructed for the Royal Navy were referred to as admiralty models. They were principally constructed to depict proposed warship design. Many of these models illustrated the actual timbering or framing, showed the form of the hull and usually had great detail of the deck furnishings.


This model of the USS Oneida in style of an admiralty model is a very beautiful detailed piece of work. The ship model is 1 : 48 scale. Length is 69 cm, width 21 cm, height 22 cm.

The model is not fixed to the stand and can be taken out, i.e. for transport. There are some pictures, several views of the entire ship model taken from all directions, and several closer views of hull and deck.