Famous Half Moon -
Exploration ship Half Moon was commissioned on March 25, 1609, for the Dutch East India Company. Her captain, Henry Hudson, was already a famous explorer when in 1608 he was hired for journey which had important role in establishing of American nation. Half Moon kit from Corel is a nice memory of this significant event.
Half Moon and Henry Hudson
Exploration ship Half Moon (Halve Maen in Dutch) was commissioned on March 25, 1609, for the Dutch East India Company. Her length on deck was 85 feet, length on keel was 64.5 feet and height was 78 feet. Crew size was about 20 and displacement was 112 tons. Half Moon used square and lateen sails. Her captain, Henry Hudson, was already a famous
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The Bounty features a cutaway in the hull which allows the internals to be seen. Built in 1783 as a cargo ship, in 1787 she was purchased by the Royal Navy for the transporting of breadfruit from Tahiti to the Caribbean. The breadfruit was supposed to serve as cheap food for the slaves that worked in the sugar cane plantations.
Read about the events of the first journey to the New World by Santa Maria, Pinta and Nina as it describes directly Admiral Christopher Columbus. Santa Maria was a flag ship of Christopher Columbus, the Pinta was commanded by Martin Alonso Pinzon and Nina was commanded by Vicente Yanez Pinzon.
Following the War of Independence, after Spain had lost her American colonies, merchant marine ships all but disappeared from the peninsula, leaving only small coastal sailing boats behind to re-
H.M.S. Victory 1:98
Ship model H.M.S. Victory 1:98 is favorite wooden scale kit from Mantua manufacturer. It is popular for its good quality and the customers often buy it as a valuable and nice gift. Scale model kit H.M.S.Victory MM776 from Mantua contains necessary building material and parts.
Amerigo Vespucci tall ship history
Tall ship Amerigo Vespucci took its name from the famous Italian sailor and cartographer who also lent his name to the new world. Its home port is La Spezia, Italy, and it is in use as a school ship.
The Royal Caroline
Royal Yacht the Royal Caroline was built at Bedford shipyard in 1749 as yacht for the English Royal Family. She served for many years, during which she sailed all around the world.
Royal Caroline Model Ship was a Royal Yacht built for the use of George II and his wife, Queen Caroline. She was sailed for pleasure cruises by the Royal Family and as a transport for members of the court sailing between England and Holland.
The Candelaria is a Mediterranean bomb vessel, the size of a brig but broader and with two masts: the main mast is positioned almost in the center with a round rig and the small mizzen mast has a gaffsail. Between the main mast and the forecastle are the mortars. The Candelaria was designed and built to work as a floating battery when blockading ports or during sieges of sea forts.
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If you’ve never built a wooden ship model before, we recommend one of the kits in the VictoryShipMadels such as our San Juan Nepomuceno Cutter from Artesania Latina. Artesania Latina uses only the finest materials -
Are you thinking that building a historic wooden ship model is too difficult? Let us assure you that many of our customers who once thought the same thing are now seasoned modelers.