USS Constitution Model Ship - 35"
Everything Nautical is proud to present this stunning USS Constitution Model Ship 35". Display this beautiful ship anywhere in your own home or office! This model ship comes fully assembled and ready for display. The detail is amazing. After meticulous planning and research, each one of our remarkable model ships is handmade using plank on frame construction techniques, used only by the most skilled model ship makers, and taking hundreds of hours to complete. Our craftsmen always choose the color of the seasoned hardwoods, and polished fittings to be consistent. The natural color of the wood varies slightly from ship to ship, which actually contributes to the model ship's being a work of art.
Purchase a beautiful Cherry Wood finished case to protect your ship from dust and possible damage. The base is made of MDF Cherry Wood which helps keep the table base from cracking over time. 5mm glass is not included.
Dimensions of the ship: 35" L x 10" W x 24" H measured from the tip of the bowsprit to the farthest point from the stern, from the bottom of the stand to the top of the tallest sail, and from the widest yard.
Dimensions of the Case - Outside: 43.3" L x 15.75" W x 37" H
Dimensions of the Case - Inside: 41" L x 13" W x 35" H
The USS Constitution, also known as Old Ironsides, is a wooden-hulled, three-masted heavy frigate of the United States Navy named by President George Washington after the United States Constitution. She is the world's oldest commissioned naval vessel still afloat. She was launched in 1797, one of six original frigates authorized for construction by the Naval Act of 1794 and the third constructed. Joshua Humphreys designed the frigates to be the young Navy's capital ships, and so the Constitution and her sisters were larger and more heavily armed and built than standard frigates of the period. She was built at Edmund Hartt's shipyard in the North End of Boston, Massachusetts. Her first duties were to provide protection for American merchant shipping during the Quasi-War with France and to defeat the Barbary pirates in the First Barbary War.
The USS Constitution is most noted for her actions during the War of 1812 against the United Kingdom, when she captured numerous merchant ships and defeated five British warships: HMS Guerriere, Java, Pictou, Cyane, and Levant. The battle with Guerriere earned her the nickname "Old Ironsides" and public adoration that has repeatedly saved her from scrapping. She continued to serve as flagship in the Mediterranean and African squadrons, and she circled the world in the 1840s. During the American Civil War, she served as a training ship for the United States Naval Academy. She carried American artwork and industrial displays to the Paris Exposition of 1878.
The USS Constitution was retired from active service in 1881 and served as a receiving ship until being designated a museum ship in 1907. In 1934, she completed a three-year, 90-port tour of the nation. She sailed under her own power for her 200th birthday in 1997, and again in August 2012 to commemorate the 200th anniversary of her victory over Guerriere.
The USS Constitution's stated mission today is to promote understanding of the Navy's role in war and peace through educational outreach, historical demonstration, and active participation in public events as part of the Naval History & Heritage Command. As a fully commissioned Navy ship, her crew of 60 officers and sailors participate in ceremonies, educational programs, and special events while keeping her open to visitors year round and providing free tours. The officers and crew are all active-duty Navy personnel, and the assignment is considered to be special duty. She is usually berthed at Pier 1 of the former Charlestown Navy Yard at one end of Boston's Freedom Trail.
Note: Each one of our model ships is handmade using plank on frame construction techniques used only by the most skilled model ship makers. Our craftsmen always choose the color of the wood to be consistent. The natural color of the wood varies slightly from ship to ship, which actually contributes to the model ship's being a work of art.
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