Thirteen years later, she became the first American man-of-war to round the Horn into the Pacific. Sailing the Pacific during the War of 1812, she captured 18 British whaling and merchant ships, causing the British to lose almost a million dollars of lost revenue and devastating their whaling industry.The British sent two ships, the Phoebe and Cherub to hunt down the Essex. They cornered her off Valparaiso and engaged her in battle. Her 32 carronades were no match for the enemy's long guns. She was captured and taken into the Royal Navy. The Model Shipways kit is relatively easy to build, thanks to CAD-assisted laser-cut basswood parts, which come in a variety of thicknesses from 3/32 to 1/8.
Fine basswood is also used for hull and deck planking. An unusual feature of this model is that the hull is planked inside and out.
A host of fittings ensures that the model you'll build is authentic to the last detail. Masterfully cast Britannia metal guns are miniature versions of the original armament. Brass nails, eyebolts, belaying pins and split rings are correctly scaled, and a photo-etched sheet of detailed parts adds the finishing touches. Deadeyes, blocks and bullseyes are ready-to-use hardwood.
Five diameters of rigging line are included. Six sheets of plans, parts list with parts identifier and a clearly written instruction manual guarantee a great modeling experience. MS2041 Length 26-3/8 / Width 13-3/4 / Height 24-5/8 / Scale 1:76 5/32 = 1 ft.Kit design, plans, instructions & prototype model by Bob Crane. The last three photographs are by Ian Poole of Canada who has done a superb job of modifying our Model Shipways kit to revert to the 1812 version of USF Essex. There are solid barricades at the bow.
It has been rearmed with carronades in place of the long guns. Colours changed to the black and white, with green insides of bulwarks.
It will be masted and rigged, as of 1812, not the original. OUR GUARANTEE: Should you break or lose a part during construction, we will replace it free of charge. The item "Model Shipways MS2041 USS ESSEX 1799 Frifgate Wooden Ship 176 Scale 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.