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Ship model HMS Mars, historic wooden static kit Jotika

Ship model wooden kit Mars Jotika (
  • Scale 1:64

  • Length: 790 mm

  • Height: 590 mm

  • Difficulty: 2

  • Part No.: JO9009

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Mars ship model

HMS Mars was fitted out for Royal Navy Service, presumably for escort and convoy duty.

Scale 1:64, Length: 790 mm, Height: 590 mm
Display scale kit difficulty: 2

Ship history

Mars was built in Holland in the late 1770's and commissioned as a Dutch Privateer. She was built with unusually sleek lines and as such she was one of the fastest vessels afloat at the time. She was, however, taken by the 38 gun heavy frigate Artois on 3rd December 1781. Her captor reported that the Mars '…to be quite new and the completest Privateer he ever saw.' Mars was heavily armed for her size. As originally built, she had 18 x 9 pounder cannon and 12 swivel guns. This was changed in 1792 to 18 x 6 pounders and 10 swivel guns, which is also the kit configuration. After she was captured, she was fitted out for Royal Navy Service, presumably for escort and convoy duty. She must have been well liked as she served in the Royal Navy for 18 years after her capture. She was lost on 5th December 1799, when she foundered in a hurricane in the Indian Ocean. The 18 gun brig sloop Mars' dimensions were as follows: 100' 11" long across deck, 73' 2 5/8" keel length, 30' 4" wide. She was 396 tons and carried a compliment of 120 officers and men.

Scale kit description

The kit features the following: This intermediate kit would be suitable for anyone who has previous model building experience. Kit includes 18 brass 6pdr guns, 10 brass swivel guns, walnut CNC cut parts, double plank on bulkhead hull, black and natural hemp for rigging. Full size plans and comprehensive instruction manual. Kit is shown as fitted out for Royal Navy service.

CAUTION!!  Although these are high quality ship model kits, they may not be suitable for some one not familiar with building of wooden model ship kits. See more.

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Ship model wooden kit Mars Jotika (
Ship model wooden kit Mars Jotika (
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