USS Constitution Ship Model by master craftsmen 35 Handmade Wooden Model
Handmade item The model is 100% scratch built with planks-on-frame construction method from wood. The hull above the waterline is painted, the hull below waterline is natural wood finished. The masts are full rigged with full sails. It take hundreds of hours to finish this model by skillful master craftsmen. The ornaments such as anchor, steering wheel, hand rails are metal. Model is fully assembled and ready to display. The base included with the brass nameplate as show pictures. Dimensions approximate : 35″L x 10.62″W x 26H (inch) Condition: brand new product. Construction of the vessel began in 1795 at Hartt Shipyard in Boston following the design of Joshua Humphrey from Philadelphia. The CONSTITUTION was launched in October 1797 and was completed in 1798. She was armed with 44 cannons, including 30 long-barrelled 24-pounders. Her last wartime voyage was in February 1815. On l3th May 1821 the CONSTITUTION became the flagship of the Mediterranean Squadron. In July 1828 she was due to be taken provisionally out of service and the government then decided that she should be scrapped. However, the poem “Old Ironsides” by Oliver W. Holmes successfully made the case for the frigate’s preservation. He thus became the first pope ever to set foot on the American territory. On 2nd July 1931, after her last refurbishment, she began a three year voyage under tow, during which she called at 90 American ports and received 4,614,792 visitors on board. Since 1934 the CONSTITUTION has been moored in the port of Boston. She is the flagship of the Commander of the First Naval District and therefore the oldest warship still in active service anywhere in the world. Once a year the frigate is turned around in Boston harbour with appropriate ceremony in order to change the weather side and avoid its constant exposition to bad weather. In Unlikely event if. The item “USS Constitution Ship Model by master craftsmen 35 Handmade Wooden Model” is in sale since Sunday, October 09, 2016. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Transportation\Boats & Ships\Military\Models”. The seller is “americanmodelship1″ and is located in Houston, Texas. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica.