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HM Revenue Cutter Ship Model (1790's GB)

ADMIRALTY SHIP MODELS
(Code: 192)
In Stock
£ 804.00

Overall size:

64 cm (L) x 56 cm (H)

Introducing our latest ship model, HM Revenue Cutter is a hand built model only available as a unique collectorís item. It has taken us many hours of manual work to complete. A lot of attention has been given to replicating the deck details accurately.

** ONLY ONE SINGLE MODEL HAS BEEN BUILT **
  • This British cutter model is fully handmade and hand painted from start to finish.

  • This model of HMS Swan has a hand decorated stern bearing an emblem of the Dorset mute swan.

  • The model displays a diorama of a working ship crew.

  • Deck details are all assembled by hand.

  • British Navy crew figurines are hand painted.

  • Swivel guns and deck pumps are also available in black.

  • Silver carved name plate with HM Revenue Cutter.

  • This fully built ship model flies the HM Revenue flags of circa 1790ís.

  • Not a kit.

  • Dispatched from Bristol or free Click & Collect.



  1. #DESCRIPTION#
    Overall dimensions:

    Length: 25" (64 cm)
    Width: 9.25" (23.5 cm)
    Height: 22" (56 cm)

    ** ONLY ONE SINGLE MODEL HAS BEEN BUILT **
    Watch a video of the British cutter model HM Revenue on YouTube.

    - This British cutter model is fully handmade and hand painted from start to finish.
    - This model of HMS Swan has a hand decorated stern bearing an emblem of the Dorset mute swan.
    - The model displays a diorama of a working ship crew.
    - Deck details are all assembled by hand.
    - British Navy crew figurines are hand painted.
    - Swivel guns and deck pumps are also available in black.
    - Silver carved name plate with HM Revenue Cutter.
    - This fully built ship model flies the HM Revenue flags of circa 1790ís.
    - Not a kit.
    - Dispatched from Bristol or free Click & Collect.

  2. #SHIPPING COST#
    Models are shipped by courier and shipping cost is as follows:

    UK mainland @ £24.00 (excluding the Highlands)
    Northern Ireland
     @ £24.00
    The USA @ £140.00

    If the delivery address is outside above-mentioned countries, cities or area in the UK, please email us to request a shipping quote. Please ensure you provide at least the country, city, and postcode.

    INTERNATIONAL DELIVERY INCLUDING EUROPE:
    Shipping cost doesn't include customs clearance, import taxes, duty or VAT at the country of destination. The buyer will be liable for payment of all import charges applicable in their country. We advise buyers to check their government website for further information.

    Admiralty Ship Models Ltd is VAT registered. All prices include VAT at 20% rate. VAT exemption will be applied at checkout for orders delivered outside the UK. 

    DELIVERY TO NORTHERN IRELAND:
    There are no extra charges to be paid for deliveries to Northern Ireland. Please make sure to select 'Northern Ireland' as country at the checkout instead of United Kingdom.
  3. #HISTORY#
    Armed cutter ships were used in the 19th century by the Royal Navy and HM Customs to locate and intercept smugglers off the coast of Britain. They were very effective due to their speed and manoeuvrability. This model of HMS Swan is a representation of the typical armed cutter ship.

    Examples of this type of ship are available in the following references:

    King's Cutters and Smugglers 1700-1855, by E. Keble Chatterton
    Plan showing the framing profile for Cutters
    English cutter Swan taken by French privateers La Reciprocite and Le Voltigeur

    The story goes that this ship was built as a 14-gun Mutin class type cutter in Cherbourg similar to French cutters such as the Mutin 1779, Pandour 1795, Fulminante 1798, Entreprenante 1799 to be used by French privateers. Many of these ships were captured by the Royal Navy and refitted as Navy armed cutters or revenue cutters. She was captured in the Bay of Biscay by HMS Anson in 1799 and sent to Plymouth where she was refitted and renamed HMS Swan by the Admiralty and lent to HM Customs to fulfil her duty in Cowes where HM Customs fleet was stationed.

    Further links to references used during the creation of our model can be found below:

    Smugglers and Revenue Cutters
    Naval Cutter
    Lieutenant Gabriel Bray R.N.

    The Armed Cutter Swan is named after the mute swans which populate much of the West Dorset Heritage Coast. On this coast lies the Abbotsbury swannery, the town of Swanage and many other places which have adopted this famous bird as symbol or mascot. This part of the British coast line provided ideal locations for smugglers to drop their illegal goods. Armed cutters of HM Revenue and Customs were the ideal ships to track, chase and capture smugglers vessels as they were fast, manoeuvrable and able to sail into the wind's eye.