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HMS Agamemnon Ship Model (1781 GB) – Large Size

Admiralty Ship Models
(Code: 570)
In Stock
(1 Item(s) In Stock)
£ 4,000.00

This HMS Agamemnon model ship is one of the largest sailing ship models that we sell. It's handcrafted from scratch and when you purchase it you know that you're getting a work of art.

  1. #DESCRIPTION#
    Dimensions:
    Length: 44" (1.15 m)
    Width: 14" (40 cm)
    Height: 34" (90 cm)

    A very detailed scratch built ship model of Lord Nelson's favourite ship, the HMS Agamemnon.
  2. #HISTORY#
    HMS Agamemnon was a 64-gun third-rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy. She saw service in the American Revolutionary, French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, and fought in many of the major naval battles of those conflicts. She is remembered as being Nelson's favourite ship and was named after the mythical ancient Greek king Agamemnon, being the first ship of the Royal Navy to bear the name.

    The future Lord Nelson served as Agamemnon's captain from January 1793 for 3 years and 3 months, during which time she saw considerable service in the Mediterranean. After Nelson's departure, she was involved in the infamous 1797 mutinies at Spithead and the Nore, and in 1801 was present at the first Battle of Copenhagen, but ran aground before being able to enter the action. Despite Nelson's fondness for the ship, she was frequently in need of repair and refitting, and would likely have been hulked or scrapped in 1802 had war with France not recommenced.

    She fought at the Battle of Trafalgar on 21 October 1805, as part of Nelson's weather column, where she forced the surrender of the Spanish four-decker Santísima Trinidad. Agamemnon's later career was served in South American waters off Brazil. Her oft worn-out and poor condition contributed to her being wrecked when in June 1809 she grounded on an uncharted shoal in the mouth of the River Plate.
  3. #REVIEWS#

    "Thanks again for delivering the Agamemnon – I'm still in awe of how beautiful this model is!"
    Glenn O., U.K.

  4. #SHIPPING COST#
    Please email us to request a shipping cost for this model. Please ensure you provide at least the country, city, postcode of the delivery address. If the delivery address is in the USA, please also provide the name of the state.