Length: 44" (1.15 m)
Width: 14" (40 cm)
Height: 34" (90 cm)
One of our best model ships and a firm favourite with model ship enthusiasts, the large scale HMS Agamemnon model ship displays exceptional build quality and attention to detail.
This large ship model has hand carved head piece.
A museum quality ship model, the Agamemnon model has several thickness rigging laid out by hand.
The ship's hull has been built using finely cut wooden planks.
- This ready made model ship of HMS Agamemnon is supported by a solid wooden stand.
- A large model ship for sale delivered by ourselves in the UK.
- Not a kit.
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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.
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