Complete your model ship collection with the USS Constitution Copper Bottom Exclusive Edition from Everything Nautical. The U.S.S. Constitution, a three-mast frigate, is the world’s oldest commissioned warship. The 204-foot-long ship was first put to sea in 1798 and its most famous era of naval warfare was the War of 1812 against Britain, when it captured numerous merchant ships and defeated five warships, including the H.M.S. Guerriere. It was during the ferocious battle with the Guerriere that British seamen, astonished at how their cannonballs were bouncing off the Constitution’s hull, cried out: "Sir, her sides are made from iron!" Hence, the nickname, "Old Ironsides." The Constitution today is a national landmark and is currently docked in Boston.
Recapturing its rich history and can be yours today is this exclusive edition featuring a hull that is copper plated and covered with fiberglass for reinforcement. Without this fiberglass, the copper plates will fall off as time goes by. The model is 100% hand built from scratch by master craftsmen using a plank on frame construction method. Treating the use of wood as an art form, rosewood, mahogany, teak and other exotic woods are carefully selected to accent each part of the model.
This replica's magnificent details include metal anchors and cannons, authentic crows nest, advanced intricate rigging, rolled sails, wood inlay hull, inlay deck, an ornate stern and many more. A fine addition to any type of home decor, the model has a unique serial number etched into the hull and comes standard with a solid wood base and brass nameplate. Use it to add old-world charm to your home decor, or to evoke nostalgia in your living room, bedroom or office. Best displayed with P002 Table Top Display Case or P010 Floor Display Case.
- Teak, rosewood and mahogany
- Exquisitely detailed
- With laser cut hull serial number
- Built according to scale
- No plastic parts
- 100% assembled and ready for display
- Dimensions: 38" L x 13" W x 32" H
Purchase your very own model ship today at the best price from Everything Nautical. We are a U.S. based family business offering quality items and old fashioned customer service since 1998.