The frigate "Nuestra Señora de las Mercedes" was built in 1788 in Havana owned by the Spanish Royal Navy and equipped with 34 cannons. Having left Montevideo on August 9, 1804 she was loaded with gold, silver, copper, tin, wool vicuna, Peruvian bark and cinnamon.On October 5, 1804 she was sunk by the English fleet at the Battle of Cape Santa Maria off the coast of the Algarve in Portugal. The frigate and its cargo remained submerged beneath the sea, until in 2007 the American company Odyssey announced its discovery. They used an underwater robot controlled from the surface and operating at about 1,100 meters deep to recover the sunken treasure consisting of 500,000 silver coins and gold. (Pieces of eight and escudos minted in Lima, Peru in 1803) which is the largest haul of sunken treasure recovered to date. Currently, the National Archaeological Museum in Cartagena, displays some of the recovered treasure of the frigate. This service will be delivered by your postman. Delays to receiving your item can be caused by your Postman being unable to deliver your item as it is to big to fit through your letter box. Please make sure your address is full and correct at the time of ordering. Unfortunately sometimes items are delayed and once they have left us these are beyond our control, however we will try our very best to help and assist you. The item "Occre N S Mercedes Spanish Frigate 185 Scale Wood Model Ship Kit 14007" is in sale since Saturday, December 2, 2017. This item is in the category "Toys & Games\Model Kits\Models". The seller is "modelrealm" and is located in Camelford. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, Antigua and barbuda, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Australia, United States, Bahrain, Canada, Brazil, Japan, New Zealand, China, Israel, Hong Kong, Norway, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Bangladesh, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Barbados, Brunei darussalam, Cayman islands, Dominica, Ecuador, Egypt, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Grenada, French guiana, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Macao, Monaco, Maldives, Montserrat, Martinique, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Peru, Paraguay, Reunion, Turks and caicos islands, Aruba, Saudi arabia, South africa, United arab emirates, Ukraine, Chile, Bahamas, Colombia, Costa rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Kuwait, Panama, Philippines, Qatar, Trinidad and tobago, Uruguay, Viet nam.