Probably the best known schooner of Napoleonic times as she was selected by Admiral Collingwood, Commander in chief of the British fleet at Trafalgar following the death of Admiral Nelson, to take despatches to the Admiralty in London informing of the huge victory at Trafalgar and also giving news of the death of Nelson from wounds received during the battle.
Pickle’s captain was John Lapenotiere, for his mission he was promoted to Commander and soon after made post of captain. He was also given a reward of £500 (5 times his current salary at the time). This was just reward as he made good time despite violent storms which nearly sank Pickle when her pumps blocked and the crew were forced to bail the ship using hand buckets.
HMS Pickle was built in Bermuda, purchased by the British navy and was eventually lost by being wrecked off the Spanish coast in 1808. She captured a French privateer (Favorite) in 1807.
Constitution, 44 guns, frigate of the American navy. Active in the 1812 war capturing Guerriere 38 and Java 38. Kit is cast in white metal with etched brass ratlines, assembly instructions and sail template. Etched brass sails are available as an optional extra, see MTC11.
Heros, a 74 gun launched at Rochfort in 1801, fought at Trafalgar and was captured in Cadiz harbour in 1808. Kit is cast in white metal with etched brass ratlines, assembly sheets and sail template. Etched brass sails are available as an optional extra, see MTC11.
HMS Euryalus 36 gun frigate “Eyes of the Fleet” this standard frigate was Blackwood’s command. Kit is cast in white metal with brass-etched ratlines. Brass etched sails are an optional extra, see MTC06.
HMS Orion, a 74 gun Canada class designed by Sir William Batley. Kit is cast in white metal with etched brass ratlines. Comes with assembly instructions and sail template. Brass etched sails are available as an optional extra, see MTC11.