Mamoli MM03 HMS Beagle Wooden Model Ship Kit Scale 1/121
Pre-cut wooden parts make traditional double planked assembly fast and easy in this model kit. Under-straking is flexible limewood, covered by a second layer of rich walnut. A complete set of wood, brass and Britannia metal fittings are included. Silk-screened pennants, cotton lines, display cradle and nameplate complete the model ship kit. Detailed plans and illustrated instructions assure trouble-free completion of this model.
Length 13.8 inches (350 mm) - Height 8.7 inches (220 mm)
The H.M. S. BEAGLE was built around 1817 Used at first as a coasting vessel, it was subsequently equipped for the scientific observations which led it through the Atlantic and the Pacific Oceans to the most distant lands. On board, classified in the duty turns of the ship as naturalist, was one of the most famous scientists, Charles Darwin. A mizzen-mast was added, so that the ship could be more easily steered along the coral-reefs of the Pacific islands, thus transforming the Beagle into a barque (in consideration of the peaceful aims of the expeditions the guns were removed). 27th December 1831 - The Beagle sailed from Plymouth - England for a long exploration voyage. Route: The Azores - the Islands of Green Cape - Brazil. From Brazil, along the coasts of Patagonia, rounding the terrible Cape Horn as far as Chile. On the 13th of January 1833, the Beagle faced a furious storm. Its solid structures stood the force of the sea and none of the crew suffered any serious injury.