By: William H. Eisele -
Halifax was believed to be built in the American Colonies and was purchased by the British in 1768 and altered for Royal Navy service. Hull length of 58’ 3”, a beam of 18 feet, and a depth of 8’ 10” feet, 83 tons. This classic Colonial schooner was originally being used as a packet between Boston and Halifax, but was purchased and employed by the Royal Navy for purposes of preventing illicit trade along the coast of North America. She was armed with six 3 pounder carriage guns and six swivel guns. The hull of the model is built-up plank-on-frame construction with sawn and doubled frames all treenail fastened. All hull and deck planking is individually laid and pegged. Keel, stem, stern post are cherry. Frames and planking are pear, and deck planks are olive. Whales are ebony. Molding, trim, fittings are boxwood, masts are birch, spars are cherry. Cannons are turned brass oxidized black. Presented on a custom walnut base, glazed cover trimmed in brass with engraved brass name plaque.
Model type: Naval, Sail
Scale: 3/16" = 1'
Size: 24 1/8” L x 18 3/4” H x 9 1/8" W
Code: NAV 3302