San Felipe 37" Open Hull Quality Tall Ship Model

Item Number T307

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$1,115.08

2 in stock

Description

This is an exclusive edition San Felipe 37″ Open Hull Quality Tall Ship Model. The model is fully see through to showcase the artwork of our master craftsmen. The ornaments on her body made her more beautiful than any other ships at her time. Thus, to recapture the beauty of this ship into the model, we have used the most exotic wood that are available, the highest quality brass fittings that we can cast and more than 200 hours to put together this magnificent model. Examples of wood use include mahogany and western red cedar. It is crafted and finished in the manner of most pieces of fine furniture. Wood pieces of different shades and colors are carefully selected and used to create an impressive look. The stern is decorated area with brass ornaments and brass railing, figurines and lanterns. There are round shape stairs connected the main deck and the forecastle deck. The main deck comes with two life boats and paddles. There are the skylight, ship bell, and ship wheel, etc. The model rests on a steady wooden base with attached metal name plate.

Additional information

Weight 10.75 lbs
Historical Information

The San Felipe, launched in 1690, was one of the most beautiful Spanish galleons of the XVII century. She was the lead ship of the famous Spanish Armada. The San Felipe displaced more than 1000 tons and was armed with 96 cannons, enabling her to take on the most formidable ships in the French and British navies. The San Felipe's role in the war against the British and French was to help protect Spanish settlements and harbors, to transport treasures, and to safeguard the long and hazardous passage back to Spanish ports. In 1705, the San Felipe participated in a furious and heroic battle between 12 Spanish ships and 35 British ships. After 24 hours of battle, she was captured by an English ship, but was so badly damaged that she could not be salvaged as a prize. She went down to the bottom of the ocean with several tons of gold.