Length: 1250 mm
Height: 895 mm
Part No.: OC15004
San Ildefonso – one of the fastest ships in the Spanish fleet in Trafalgar battle.
Scale 1:70, Length: 1250 mm, Height: 895 mm
Display scale kit difficulty: 3
In 1784 Work on the construction of the ship San Ildefonso began in Cartagena, based on a design by José Romero de Landa, who had been asked to build a 74-gun ship that would serve as a prototype for the future vessels of the Spanish Royal Navy, and under his direction. Following favourable reports from her sea trials, she was adopted as the model for another seven ships that were built over the coming years, and which came to be known as the "lldefonsinos".
After seeing action on numerous occasions, both in the Mediterranean Squadron and the Ocean Squadron, she took part in the battles of Cape St. Vincent, in 1797, and Trafalgar, in 1805. At Trafalgar, under Commodore Don José Vargas, and forming a part of the combined fleet’s observation squadron, she was one of the fastest in the fleet, 34 of her crew members were killed and another 148 wounded.
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The kit features the following: This advanced kit is suitable for ship kit builders who previously built two or more models of a similar style. Standard plank on frame hull construction, utilize walnut, maple and lime wood. Figure head, caryatids, angels & other ornamentations in cast or pressed brass, sails. All dead eyes, blocks, etc. are in walnut. Flags printed on silk, standing & running in black & natural rope. All lanterns, cannon, anchors, hinge & strops made in metal. Fully detailed building plans with English instructions.
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