Constructo Model Ships 1/35 Halifax Double-Masted England 1768 Schooner Ship w/Plank-on Frame (Advanced Kit)
Halifax saw action at the landing of the British Royal Navy in Boston 1775 and was most famous for her role in the burning of the port of Falmouth, Maine in 1776, the year of the American Revolution. This new exquisite version of the kit uses state-of-the-art laser cut wood and includes a new and detailed photographic instruction manual. Born as a packet-boat, Halifax was purchased in 1768 by the Royal Navy and transformed at Portsmouth England into a typical colonial schooner of the time. These alterations included raising the cabin platform to obtain more storage space below, elevating the bulwarks with openings for the 6 guns and building a new railing with 6 culverins. The outer changes made to the hull as well as to the masting and rigging deeply altered the original aspect. The sources concerning the life of this ship are extremely contradictory. She sailed prevailingly along the American coasts in a rather complex period of the history of this country.