USS Constitution Old Ironsides 1797
This is another beautiful model ship of USS Constitution Old Ironsides with LED light feature for your home or office. Our master craftsmen handcraft this nicely detailed model from scratch using historical photographs, drawings, and original plan. We selected finest woods and material to build this model ship to scale. Also, we use plank-on-frame construction method which is similar to the building of the actual ship.
You can find many details of the model ship such as: complex rigging with hundreds of blocks and deadeyes, scale lifeboats, metal cannons and anchors, rudder chains. Furthermore, we handpainted multi-layered paint to match the color of the real ship. Another feature is LED light which illuminates all the cannon ports, poopdeck, and transom of the ship.
Finally, each model requires hundreds of hours to finish and must go through a demanding quality control process before leaving the workshop. We mount the ship on a solid wood base and her ready to display. It’ll make a perfect gift for home or office decorator, boat enthusiast, or passionate collector.
USS Constitution is a wooden-hulled, three-masted, 44-gun heavy frigate of the United States Navy, launched in 1797. She had a length of 304 ft, a beam of 43 ft 6 in, and a gross tonnage of 1576. Her speed can reach up to 13 knots thanks to 42,710 sq ft (3,968 m2) on three masts. The Constitution is one of six original frigates authorized for construction by the Naval Act of 1794 and the third constructed. Edmund Hartt’s shipyard started to build USS Constitution in 1794 in North End of Boston, Massachusetts. Her first duties were to provide protection for American merchant shipping during the Quasi-War with France and to defeat the Barbary pirates in the First Barbary War.
Constitution retired from active service in 1881. Then she served as a receiving ship until becoming a museum ship in 1907, as the world’s oldest commissioned naval vessel afloat. She now berths at Pier 1 of the former Charlestown Navy Yard, at one end of Boston’s Freedom Trail.