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Granado Bomb Vessel Wood Model Ship by Amati / Victory Models

Granado Bomb Vessel Wood Model Ship by Amati / Victory Models - click to enlarge
Item# 1300/02
$395.00
Availability: Usually ships in 2-3 business days

Product Description

The Bomb Vessel Granado was ordered on 14th September 1741 and the contract was given to the Ipswich shipbuilder John Barnard. Launched on 22nd June 1742. Her construction work was overseen by the great Navel surveyor and architect Thomas Slade who later designed Nelson's Victory. Granado's lines (and very uncommon carving work for such a vessel) suggest she was originally intended as a sloop. For the first 14 years of her operational career, Granado was indeed fitted out as a sloop, not bomb vessel. From 1745 to 1748 Granado was mainly employed off the East coast of England intercepting smugglers and privateers. With the impending arrival of what was become The Seven Years War the Granado was recommissioned on 26th April 1756. It wasn't until July 1756 that Granado was converted to her original role of bomb vessel, where she was refitted at Woolwich for Channel service. She was fitted with two 13 inch mortars, 4pounder carriage guns and anti personnel swivel guns.

The Granado kit includes laser cut wooden frames, keels and decks; double planking for the hull; metal fittings and brass photo-etched parts. Plans and instructions are included as well as a laser cut wooden stand.

Intermediate Skill Level.
Scale 1:64 - Total Length 31.5", Height 23"

Please note: The manufacturer of this wood kit is based in Italy. Although complete plans and instructions are included, the limited English instructions provided require critical thinking and some modification as needed. This is not a build by numbers kit, and is not for everyone. Additional technique books, and or access to the advice of an experienced wood modeler or wood model club is recommended.

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Accessories

Granado Bomb Vessel
Granado Bomb Vessel
Granado Bomb Vessel Stern
Granado Bomb Vessel Stern
Granado Bomb Vessel Bow
Granado Bomb Vessel Bow
Granado Bomb Vessel Side
Granado Bomb Vessel Side








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