MT5 HMS Agamemnon

MT5 HMS Agamemnon

£24.00

HMS Agamemnon, a 64 gun ship launched in 1781.  The hull is cast in resin, masts and spars etc are cast in white metal with brass etched ratlines.  Brass etched sails are available as an extra item, see MTc11.  The kit comes with assembly instructions and sail template.

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Agamemnon was one of Sir Thomas Slade’s Ardent class and was launched in 1781.  This class proved to be fast and weatherly.   Although considered too weak for the line of battle by the 1790s, this class still fought in nearly all the major battles of the period, indeed when under the command of Nelson the  Agamemnon harried the Ca Ira, a French 80, for several hours causing sufficient damage that she was captured.