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USS CONSTITUTION Frigate 1798 Copper Bottom Ship Model (38in)

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USS CONSTITUTION Frigate Copper Bottom Ship Model 1798 (38in)

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. Launched in 1797, Constitution was one of the six original frigates authorized for construction by the Naval Act of 1794.

Joshua Humphreys designed these frigates to be the young Navy's capital ships, so Constitution and her sisters were larger and more heavily armed and built than the standard frigates of the period. Built in Boston, Massachusetts at Edmund Hartt's shipyard, her first duties with the newly formed United States Navy were to provide protection for American merchant shipping during the Quasi War with France and to defeat the Barbary pirates in the First Barbary War.

Constitution is most famous for her actions during the War of 1812 against Great Britain, when she captured numerous merchant ships and defeated five British warships: HMS Guerriere, Java, Pictou, Cyane and Levant. The battle with Guerriere earned her the nickname of "Old Ironsides" after a sailor saw a cannonball bounce off her hull. Public adoration has repeatedly saved her from scrapping.

The USS Constitution continued to actively serve the nation as flagship in the Mediterranean and African squadrons and circled the world in the 1840s. During the American Civil War she served as a training ship for the United States Naval Academy and carried artwork and industrial displays to the Paris Exposition of 1878.

Retired from active service in 1881, she served as a receiving ship until designated a museum ship in 1907. In 1931 she started a three year 90-port tour of the nation and in 1997 she finally sailed again under her own power for her 200th birthday.

Copper plated hull covered with fiberglass for reinforcement. Without this fiberglass, the copper plates tend to fall off as time goes by.

Model was special designed by joining multi small pieces of yellow and black wood together on the hull. The deck is designed as original Constitution with details. The task requires skillfull craftsmen to accomplish. Model is fully assembled and ready for display.


  • 100% hand built from scratch using “plank on frame” construction method.
  • Hundreds of hours are required to finish a model.
  • Completed models contain thousands of details created by our skillful master craftsmen.
  • Made of finest wood like Rosewood, Mahogany, Teak and other exotic tropical wood.
  • Chrome and brass fittings and ornaments constitute the excellence of our models.
  • Extensive research through original plans and pictures make our models authentic.
  • Each model goes through a demanding quality control process before leaving the workshop.
  • Makes a perfect gift for home or office decorator, boat enthusiast or passionate collector.

    38 x 13 x 32 inches
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