The Fairfax Model Ship was handmade with meticulous detail by master craftsmen using historical photographs and drawings of the original building plans.
A truly special model like the Fairfax will make a thoughtful gift for boat enthusiasts, history buffs, and passionate collectors. This model plank on frame, three decks, and two rows of ferocious metal cannons on each side of the ship. The front bowsprit and three large masts are connected securely using advanced rigging and lines painstakingly knotted and fastened by hand. Each yard has an attached hand-stitched rolled-up sail made of fine linen. On the deck, there are authentic hand-built lifeboats with ribs and planks, a metal captain’s steering wheel, metal lanterns, wooden capstan, wooden cabin, and other handcrafted ornaments. There is also an exquisite detailed admiral’s quarter on stern with beautiful handcrafted brass statues and ornaments.
Fairfax was a 52-gun third rate Speaker-class frigate of the Commonwealth of England, built by Peter Pett I at Deptford and launched in 1650. She was a full rigged ship and was destroyed in an accidental fire in 1653. In the British Royal Navy, a third rate was a ship of the line which from the 1720s mounted between 64 and 80 guns, typically built with two gun decks (thus the related term two-decker).
This model ship measures 34 inches long by 10.5 inches wide by 32 inches tall.