HMS AGAMEMNON Tall Ship Model 36 Handcrafted Wooden Ship Model NEW
Posted on: February 19, 2019 /
Handmade item The model is 100% scratch built with planks-on-frame construction method. The hull is made of combination exotic wood stained that you can see the natural wood grains. The masts are full-rigged with full curl sails. It takes hundreds of hours to finish this model by skillful master craftsmen. The ornaments such as cannons, anchors, lamps are metal. Model is fully assembled and ready to display. The base included with the brass nameplate as show pictures. Dimensions approximate : 37L x 7.08W x 29H (inch) or 94L x 18W x 74H (cm) Condition: brand new product. She was built at Bucklers Hard on the Beaulieu River in the New Forest, was launched on 10 April 1781, and served until 1809 when she was lost after running aground on a shoal in the mouth of the River Plate. Launched during the American War of Independence, she was immediately put into commission. She then joined the Channel Fleet. In December 1781, she was part of a squadron of 12 of the line under Rear-Admiral Richard Kempenfelt that was sent out to intercept a French fleet and convoy expected to sail from Brest for the West Indies. Early in 1782 she was sent out to join the British fleet in the Leeward Islands, arriving in time to take part in the Battle of the Saintes. After the end of the American War, she was laid up in ordinary at Chatham? Until the outbreak of the French Revolutionary Wars in 1793. In 1793, Agamemnon was recommissioned under Captain Horatio Nelson and sent out to join the Mediterranean Fleet under Lord Hood. It was during this command that Nelson lost the sight of his right eye at the siege of Calvi, Corsica, in 1794. On 22 July 1805 Vice-Admiral Robert Calder was cruising off Cape Finisterre with a fleet of 15 of the line including Agamemnon when the combined Franco-Spanish fleet from the West Indies was sighted to windward. The British ships formed into line with Agamemnon fifth in line and engaged the enemy in a thick fog. During the action Agamemnon, which had three wounded, and Windsor Castle lost a mast. By nightfall, with his fleet scattered across the ocean, Sir Robert made the signal to break off the action. On 21 October 1805 Agamemnon, by then under the command of Sir Edward Berry, took part in the Battle of Trafalgar. In 1806 she took part in the Battle of San Domingo. On 20 June 1809, while putting into the River Plate in a storm, she grounded on an unmarked reef and was lost, though without loss of life. In 1993 the wreck was located north of Gorriti Island in Maldonado Bay. Expeditions led by Mensun Bound have documented the remains and recovered a number of artifacts. In Unlikely event if. The item “HMS AGAMEMNON Tall Ship Model 36 Handcrafted Wooden Ship Model NEW” is in sale since Saturday, September 23, 2017. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Transportation\Boats & Ships\Military\Models”. The seller is “americanmodelship” and is located in Houston, Texas. This item can be shipped to United States.