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The great Antonio Barcelo designed gunboats during the Great Siege of Gibraltar in 1779, where they proved to be terrific rivals despite their small size. They were fast, manoeuvrable, and armed with a large 24 inch cannon in the bow. Their effectiveness was decisive in getting near the coast, especially with light winds and calm seas, as they could move by sail or oar, attacking the enemy from their blind spots where they were unable to respond to their accurate fire.
It is the biggest of the classic wooden fishing vessels in the Cantabrian sea, with tonnage beetwen 100 and 200 Moor- son tons (1 Moorson ton = 2,83 m3), and length beetwen 24 to 30 m. In spite of its name, the tuna vessel is an incredibly versatile boat, capable of fishing many types of species using very different types of gear. It had no limits within its operating range, being able to travel wherever fishing is allowed (Dakar, Newfoundland, Gran Sol waters,etc...). The crew is 15 or 16 men.
The San Luis Spanish XVII century galleon participated in the Battle of the Dunes, foghting against France and Holland in the Eighty years' war.Kit #20149
Length: 28.35" / Height: 22.83" / Beam: 12.40" / Scale 1:72
Agamemnon, famous for being the favorite ship of Admiral Horation Nelson, and for having participated in numerous naval battles, including Trafalgar.
Magallan's navy, consisting of 5 ships and a crew of 245 men, left Seville in 1519. It's goal was to reach the so called spice Islands (Moluku Islands). In 1522, The Nao Victoria was the only one to return to Seville out of the 5 ship convoy, only 18 men returned. It was commanded by Juan Sebastian Elcano, and it achieved the greatest naval feat of all times: the first ship to successfully circumnavigate the world.
The Rayo was an 80 guns ship of the line of the Spanish Navy from the mid-18th century to early 19th centuty. It was built in Havana, and ran aground in a storm in the Battle of Trafalgar, as a consequence it got wrecked. As was traditional for ships of the Royal Navy not named after a Saint, it’s second dedicatory name was San Pedro Apostol.Kit #20148
Length: 10.83"/ Height: 16.14"/ Beam: 7.87"/ Scale: 1:32
This is a Swiss project powerful automatic cannon; and made in Britain. It was used as a single or double assembly on a great of allied vessels, such as PT-109, Vosper and Fairmile torpedo boats, and even on battle ships, battlecruisers and submarines. Shooting speed: 450 shots/min Initial speed; 908 m/sec. Ammunition: Loaded, tracer and high explosive incendiary Effective range: 927 m. Bullet weight: 230 grams.
Felua of the 112-gun ship, Salvador del Mundo. This felucca is rigged with lateen and spritsail, with awning in the stern to embark senior Spanish Navy officers. Only ships with three or more bridges had this type of boat.
Fixed seat regata rowing boat. The origins of this sports racing boat comes from the old anchovy, sardine and hake fishing boats used over the last century in the Basque and Santander Coasts. The first recorded information of regatta rowing boat races dates from 1719, between the Bizcayan villages of Bermeo and Mundaca, racing to win possession of the isle of Izaro. From then onwards it has become a popular sport in the whole of Cantabria, from Galicia to the south of France.
The Vanguard, completed in 1841 by Thomas Ellis. It’s an earlier form of a wooden paddle tug with a heavily raked stem and tiller steering. The Tugs were used to tow sailing vessels in and out of the Tyne in North East England. They became a forerunner of the dedicated tugs that were to become a significant part of the scenery and history of the river Tyne for nearly 150 Yeas. The benefts of the paddle tug were to allow larger vessels to navigate the river up to Newcastle and also to reduce the delays in port due to adverse wind and weather. After being in service and passed over to several owners, the Vanguard was scrapped in London in 1863.
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