HMS Victory Model Ship
This exquisite model ship of the H.M.S. Victory is truly a museum quality piece. Admiral Horatio Nelson’s flagship at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805 is a fully assembled, hand built model. This is an Exclusive Edition where the model has a unique serial number etched into the hull.
Using historical photographs, drawings and original plans, this model ship is meticulously built using western red cedar, rosewood, and mahogany woods. Built on a scale of 1:91. Using plank-on-frame construction methods which are similar to the building of actual ships, each model takes hundreds of hours to complete.
This amazing replica of the H.M.S. Victory model features three decks, and three ferocious rows of metal cannons on each side of the ship. The front bowsprit and three large masts are connected securely using advanced rigging and lines painstakingly knotted and fastened by hand. Each yard has an attached hand-stitched rolled-up sails made of fine linen. Metal anchors and a wooden rudder are visible on the front and rear of the ship. On the deck, there are authentic hand-built lifeboats with ribs and planks, stationed metal cannons, metal steering wheels, wooden crane, captain’s dining and sleeping cabin, and many other handcrafted ornaments. There is also an exquisite detailed admiral’s quarter on the stern with beautiful metal lanterns, handcrafted brass statues and ornaments, and a wooden flag pole.
This model comes standard with a solid wood base and brass nameplate.
Dimensions: 30" length x 10" width x 27" tall
A little history:
The H.M.S. Victory was the ultimate British fighting vessel: a full rigged 227 feet long ship with 104 guns and 850 men when at full capacity. It is able to move from 15 to 17 kilometers per hour, and weighed as heavy as 7 tons, including guns. It was launched in 1765 and was most famous as Admiral Horatio Nelson’s flagship at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. Nelson was shot and killed during the battle. H.M.S. Victory is the oldest naval ship still in commission. It has been restored and rests in a dry dock at Portsmouth, England. The ship in Portsmouth is the sixth ship with the name Victory in the Royal Navy. There has been great interest in the fifth Victory ship, which was built 15 years earlier and whose wreckage was found recently by Odyssey Marine Exploration.