USS Constellation - It is difficult to encounter in the history of sailing vessels a ship with so many diverse activities during her active life as the American Frigate USS CONSTELLATION. In fact she started her active life in 1798 and was withdrawn from service in 1955. Her missions were various. She seized numerous ships, and defended the Hawaii Islands against annexation by the British in 1845 and 1849. She was also the first US warship to visit China in 1842 and was assigned as a school ship in 1871. Today she brings back glorious memories to tens of thousands of tourists who visit her each year in Baltimore. If she could talk, she could tell us a great deal of American History. Artesania Latinas kit is double plank-on-bulkhead. It features brass hardware such as eyebolts, stanchions, rings, hinges and more. A highly detailed brass bow figurehead and stern parts are also inlcuded. The kit includes all hull planking strakes, masts, bowsprit, 10 spools of rigging thread and all other necessary details. Pre-sewn sails ready for rigging are also included along with excellent plans and detailed instruction. This is an Intermediate Level kit. Measures Length: 40.75 inches. Height: 27.94 inches.
Artesania Latina's USS Constellation has based this kit on the original moored in Baltimore Maryland. Because the ship is easily accessible, this kit is loaded with detail true to the actual ship. Its features include double plank on bulkhead construction with a variety of fine woods and flexible planking strips. Deck and rigging fittings are cast metal, hardwoods, and brass. Most of the wooden parts including frames and keel are pre-cut for easy assembly. Other features included are 6 carronades, 36 bronzed metal cannon, rigging line, and pre-sewn sails. Instructions include full sized plans, over 100 photos, and a step by step instruction book that will help make this kit museum quality when completed.