MAMOLI BLACK PRINCE wood ship model kit

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  • Item Category: Toys, Dolls, Games & Puzzles
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Mar 22,2012
  • Channel: Online Auction

"BLACK PRINCE "
Privateer schooner 1775

...BEN FRANKLIN'S PRIVATEER

Museum quality wooden planked model ship kit by MAMOLI, Italy

During the early years of the Revolutionary War (1775 - 76) private vessels (privateers) were commissioned by the colonial rebel government to prey on British commerce everywhere and to capture, when possible, British ship. In 1776, while he was Ambassador to France, Ben Franklin purchased a small French schooner. The ship was nearly invisible at night, as she was painted black above the waterline. Franklin named her Black Prince and sent her to raid British merchant shipping. Black Prince gained a reputation as a courageous privateer, taking ships in their home ports. The prizes and booty she captured were sent home to the Colonies to help win the War for Independence.

The Black Prince continued her assaults until disaster struck on April 6th of 1780, when she met her end as she struck a reef during an engagement along the coast of France.

Mamoli's kit uses laser cut wooden components for plank-on-bulkhead construction. Fittings consist of wooden grating, belaying pins, blocks and deadeyes, cast metal anchors, silk-screened flags and rigging line. Just like the original cannon and two swivel guns.

Well drawn plans and illustrated instructions are easy to follow.

Length 20-1/2"/ Height 13-3/4" / Scale 1:57

Kit is brand new.

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