HMS Pickle Schooner Model (1800 GB)

Overall size: 56 cm (L) x 50 cm (H)


SKU: 155

model ship for sale HMS Pickle

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Overall dimensions:

Length: 22.04" (56 cm)
Width: 7.48" (19 cm)
Height: 19.68" (50 cm)

A very detailed HMS Pickle schooner model with copper plated hull. This rare wooden ship model of HMS Pickle is a real gem.

  • This HMS Pickle model ship is sold fully built including the sails.
  • A very detailed scale model ship of HMS Pickle.
  • This model ship for sale has copper plated hull.
  • This historical ship model is supported by a solid wooden stand.
  • A wooden replica ship of HMS Pickle, handcrafted from scratch.
  • Not a kit.
  • Dispatched from Bristol or free Click & Collect.

Models are shipped via DHL and shipping costs are as follows:

UK mainland and Northern Ireland @ £10.50
The Scottish Highlands & Channel Islands @ £35.10
The USA @ £119.00

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Shipping cost doesn't include customs clearance, import taxes, duty or VAT. The buyer will be liable for payment of all import charges applicable in their respective country. Each country has a different tax rate. We advise buyers to check their government website for further information.

There are no extra charges to be paid for deliveries to Northern Ireland.

HMS Pickle was a Royal Navy schooner that played a significant role in British naval history, most notably in relation to the Battle of Trafalgar. The ship was originally built in 1800 as a civilian vessel named Sting, but it was purchased by the British Navy in 1803 and renamed HMS Pickle.

During the Napoleonic Wars, HMS Pickle served as a dispatch vessel, responsible for carrying messages and orders between ships and naval bases. However, its most famous mission came in 1805 when it played a crucial role in delivering the news of Admiral Horatio Nelson's victory at the Battle of Trafalgar.

Following the monumental battle, where Nelson was fatally wounded, Captain John Lapenotiere of HMS Pickle was entrusted with the task of bringing the news of the victory and Nelson's death back to England. Lapenotiere successfully sailed through treacherous conditions and arrived in Falmouth on November 4, 1805, just 10 days after the battle.

The arrival of HMS Pickle and the news it carried sparked nationwide celebrations and commemorations of the victory at Trafalgar. The ship and its crew received accolades for their vital role in conveying the news and preserving the legacy of Admiral Nelson.

Today, the legacy of HMS Pickle lives on through historical records, accounts, and replicas of the ship. The vessel has become an enduring symbol of bravery, determination, and the extraordinary events surrounding the Battle of Trafalgar. Models of HMS Pickle, meticulously crafted with attention to detail, serve as reminders of its historical significance and provide enthusiasts and collectors with a tangible connection to this remarkable chapter in naval history.

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