Built-in New York for the U.S. Revenue Service in 1857, but later captured by the Confederacy in 1883 she was used as a blockade runner to assist the southern mercantile service. Harriet Lane was powered by a combination of steam and sail. She was 180 ft. long, with a 30 ft. beam, and carried a 30 lb. Parrott rifle, plus three 9” smoothbore Dahlgren guns. Her crew of 95 all carried small arms. Her design clearly illustrates the transition from sail to steam, as steam engines were not entirely reliable, and power was not yet sufficient to allow the elimination of sail. Model Expo’s Harriet Lane wood and metal ship model kit features laser-cut plank on bulkhead construction, basswood for decking and cabins, spars and walnut blocks, and deadeyes. Ladders, anchors, cannon, and other fittings are finely cast detail-rich, lead-free Britannia metal.
• Length 28”, Width 8”, Height 16”
• Historically accurate, Plank on Bulkhead wood model
• Laser cut basswood parts for construction
• Cast metal, brass, and hardwood fittings
• Detailed illustrated instruction manual
• Base Sold Separately