In October of 1779, under the command of Captain Seth Harding, she was on a diplomatic mission to carry the French Minister back to France. John Jay (the first American Minister to Spain) and his family were also aboard. During the passage Confederacy ran into a hurricane near Newfoundland and was completely dismasted.
She reached Martinique in mid-December with 6 feet of water in the hold. She remained there for several months for repairs. The year 1781 did not bring better luck.
While homeward bound from the West Indies with military stores and other supplies, Confederacy was forced to strike her flag to two British ships- the 44-gun HMS Roebuck and the 32-gun Orpheus. She was subsequently taken into the British service as HMS Confederate.
ADMIRALTY MODELS, A BRITISH TRADITION. Only then, upon consideration, would the Board approve funding for it. Called admiralty models, these were some of the finest ever made.
They were unrigged with exposed hull and deck framing to allow inspection of the vessel's architecture, deck furnishings and decorative work in a three-dimensional format. We've designed our kit as an admiralty model as well to show off the incredibly rich detail of its decks, furnishings and fittings. Additionally, the quarterdeck is left un-planked on the port side, leaving the great cabin and gun deck visible.
Plank-on-bulkhead construction features laser cut basswood and walnut components, including port sills, lintels and uprights. We supply nearly 400 basswood and walnut strips, over 250 boxwood blocks (for cannon), deadeyes, and 300 eyebolts.
Twenty-eight cast Britannia 12-pounder cannon and 4 six-pounders on wooden carriages replicate Confederacy's armament. Figurehead, stern decorations and other ornamental pieces are also cast metal.Kit includes laser cut display cradle. Designed by master modeler Chuck Passaro, Model Shipways' Confederacy is a monumental achievement. Five sheets of plans leave no detail unrecorded, and the 150-page illustrated step-by-step instruction manual is the most complete ever done. Display base & pedestals not included.
Kit design, plans and prototype model by Chuck Passaro. Length 35" / Height 8-1/2".
Scale 3/16 = 1 ft (1:64). Building Model Ships is Cool! Search us on YouTube to see videos about our products from real users - Model Expo, Model Shipways, Model Trailways, Model Airways. Should you break or lose a part during construction, we will replace it free of charge.
The item "Model Shipways MS2262 USF Confederacy 1778 164 Scale Model Ship Kit ON SALE" is in sale since Thursday, March 21, 2019. This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Models & Kits\Boats, Ships\Wooden". The seller is "modelexpo33020" and is located in Hollywood, Florida.
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