NINA - WOOD MODEL SHIP KIT BY DUSEK MODELS
Historic Scale Wood Model Ship Kit D012
Historic Scale Wooden Model Ship Kit by Dusek Ship Models
Length 13.4" Scale 1/72"
Ship of Christopher Columbus
There is no authentic documentation on the specifics of the Niña's design, although Michele de Cuneo, who accompanied Columbus on his second voyage, mentioned that the Nina was "about 60 toneladas" (60 tons), which may indicate a medium sized caravel of around 50 feet (15 m) in length on deck. Often said to have had three masts, there is some evidence she may have had four masts.
On Columbus' first expedition, the Niña carried 24 men, captained by Vicente Yáñez Pinzón. They left Palos de la Frontera on August 3, 1492, stopping at the Canary Islands on August 12, 1492, and continued westward. Landfall was made in the Bahamas at dawn on October 12, 1492.
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