The rich ornamentation of the original vessel is accurately reproduced. You'll find cast metal figurehead, stern ornamentation, quarter badge decorations and photo-etched brass for hull and stern decoration, rudder gudgeons and pintles, window frames, pillar moldings and more. Clearly written instructions plus 12 sheets of detailed plans (3 of them dedicated to rigging) pave the way to a magnificent model. Fly, as with the entire Swan class was designed by Williams and her construction was ordered by the Admiralty on 1st August 1775 to be built at Sheerness Dockyard. The keel was laid in January 1776 and launched on 14th September 1776.Fly was commissioned mainly for convoy escort duty and dispatch duty. She did capture a French privateer, Le Gleneur, off Portland after a long chase. In 1800 she captured another French privateer, the Cutter Trompeur off La Hague. The Swan class were unusually attractive for the class of vessel, with not only very sleek hull lines but also the unusual amount of decorations for the size of vessel. The Swan Class measured 97' 7 on the gun deck and displaced 300 tons. They carried 125 officers and men and initially carried 14 guns (later 16) and 16 swivel guns. The original plans of the Fly still exist, and on these plans the kit is drawn. This item is in the category "Toys & Games\Models & Kits\Boats & Ships". The seller is "modelrealm" and is located in this country: GB.
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