Display base and pedestals not included with kit. Model Shipways Sultana , Colonial Schooner - Solid Hull 1:64 Scale.
By Model Expo Solid Hull Kit Built by Benjamin Hollowell in Boston in 1767. Was seaworthy far beyond her size of 51 feet. The Royal Navy bought her in 1768, and she became one of Britain's most effective weapons in the fight against smugglers. One of our most popular kits, the Model Expo.Features a machine carved basswood hull that requires only light shaping and sanding. Plank-scored decking, spars, wood materials and eight cast metal swivel guns are all included.
For historical accuracy, original rigging is duplicated with scale rigging line and 67 wooden blocks. Detailed plans by Ben Lankford and a 24 page instruction manual help you build an authentic replica. Display base and brass pedestals are not included. MS2016 Length 17"/Height 15"/Scale 3/16 = 1 ft. Note: Cannons shown were not on Sultana and are NOT provided in the kit.
Swivel guns were on the Sultana and are provided in the kit. Sultana practicum is available as a free download only, it is not provided with the kit. History of the Sultana Built in the yard of renowned Boston Shipwright Benjamin Hallowell in 1767.Might have gone on to little historical note if it weren't for chance. Sir Thomas Asquith, the wealthy merchant she was built for, decided she was too expensive to upkeep.
Instead, he arranged for Sultana to be bought into a new fleet the Admiralty was assembling, small, quick ships to patrol the North America coast as Revenue Cutters. Sultana survived a wintertime crossing from Boston to London unscathed, the Admiralty was initially disappointed with her.
Promised as a 65 ton Schooner, roughly the size they sought, in reality, she was 52 tons - not large enough to accommodate a full schooner's crew of 30, and not stout enough in her timber to mount a single carriage gun on her decks. Still, the Shipwrights said of her "Appears well wrot and put together, " and in the summer of 1768 she was fitted with topmasts, more sail, 8-1/2 pound swivel guns and a crew of 25 with newly commissioned Lieutenant John Inglis, a Philadelphia native, loyal to the Crown, in command. Their entries, conjoined with the draughts made in the Deptford Yard and muster books of all 101 men who sailed aboard Sultana, make her one of the most well documented vessels of the Colonial period. Additionally they shed light onto previously unknown historical incidents - such as Inglis and Bruce dining with then Colonel George Washington at his Mt.
Vernon Estate in 1770 - and mark the steady rise of Colonial disdain for British Rule. In October 1772, after four years of hard patrolling, searching hundreds of vessels yet only making one seizure. Was ordered back to England. That May she had been challenged by the crew of the Brig Caroline, while the previous year angry Colonists nearly put her to flames while she lay at anchor off Newport.
Once the British Naval ensign ceased intimidating Colonial Ships. Lost much of her authority and without it any merchantman with a carriage gun was more than her match for her overworked and under-armed crew. The detailed records of the Navy cease at that point, and nothing of her fate is known in certainty. OUR GUARANTEE: Should you break or lose a part during construction, we will replace it free of charge.
The item "Model Shipways MS2016 SULTANA SOLID HULL Wooden Ship 164 Scale Model Kit NIB" is in sale since Monday, June 1, 2020. This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Models & Kits\Boats, Ships\Wooden".The seller is "modelexpo33020" and is located in Miami, Florida. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada.