USS CONSTITUTION - AMERICAN- 1797



USS Constitution is a wooden-hulled, three-masted heavy frigate of the United States Navy. Named after the Constitution of the United States of America by President George Washington, she is the oldest commissioned naval vessel afloat in the world. In July 1828, she was due to be taken provisionally out of service then the government decided that she should be scrapped. However, the poet Oliver W.Holmes of "Old ironsides" successfully won the case to preserve in the frigate. Launched in 1797, Constitution was one of the six original frigates authorized for construction by the Naval Act of 1794.
Constitution's mission today is to promote understanding of the Navy’s role in war and peace through educational outreach, historic demonstration, and active participation in public event.


CSS ALABAMA - AMERICAN 1862 

1862 and the spring of 1864, Alabama captured 65 ships flying the flag of the United States and sank a warship of the Union. The most important role of Alabama was a brief morale booster for the failed Confederate cause.
The ship was 220 feet long and a little less than 32 feet wide and was equipped for both wind and steam. Its retractable propeller allowed for faster navigation without the aid of an engine, thus retaining the charcoal, and a removable chimney allowed the vessel to look like a purely Aeolian vessel


Reference # Dimensions (LxWxH) Color
CON053 94 x 24 x 65 cm Varnished
CSS A01 80 x 21 x 46 cm Varnished