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HM Revenue Cutter Ship Model (1790's GB)

(Code: 192)
£ 804.00
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    Overall dimensions:

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

    Watch a video of the British cutter model HM Revenue on YouTube

    - The model displays a diorama of a working ship crew.
    - This British cutter model is fully handmade and hand painted from start to finish.
    - 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.

    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.

    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. 

    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 is a representation of the typical cutter ship which would be used for that purpose.

    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 by orders of the Admiralty and lent to HM Customs 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.