|Dimensions L x H x W||86 cm|
About the Vessel
Royale Caroline was a royal yacht built in 1749 for King George II and his wife, Queen Caroline. It took the Royal family on several cruises, and it was a means of transport for the members of the court between England and Holland. During these cruises, she was accompanied by four frigates. However, when the king was on board, she used to be accompanied by the First Lord of the Admiralty. Sir William Cornwallis and Sir Hyde Parker were among the famous captains who commanded this royal yacht. In 1761, the ship was renamed as Charlotte for the King George III and Princess Sophie-Charlotte.
The Royal Caroline was used for authorized events at the time of French Revolutions and Napoleonic Wars as King George III regularly used to visit in this yacht so that he could welcome the returning fleets and also administer fleet reviews. After the Battle of Camperdown, the King boarded the Royal Charlotte in 1797 to visit the fleet at the Nore to honour the Admiral Adam Duncan. However, the winds stopped the ship from reaching the mouth of Thames, and King was blown back to Greenwich. Royal Charlotte recommissioned in May 1801 under Captain Sir Harry Neale. Royal Caroline continued in service until 1820 as historians believe that it was finally broken up in July 1820.
About the Model Ship Kit
- The ship model kit comprises laser cut frames, keel and decks
- Double planked hull
- A set of lost wax brass castings is provided with wooden and metal fittings
- A manual including building plans in the English language
- Scale: 1:47
- Handcrafted by maritime experts
Our approach to ship model-making is rooted in comprehensive research. Building plans, different angle images, and history of the ship is of key importance. This lays the basis for the work ahead. Our master craftsmen take cues from drawings or illustrations of any kind – this can get difficult for ships lost in history. We also offer an assortment of boat making kits that you can View Here
Tools for Ship Building Project
Tools are very much required when it comes to properly assemble a boat making kit. These tools include blades, needles, tweezers and much more. Curved blades are the best for making straight cuts, whilst a straight blade allows for intricate cuts. Miniature needle nosed pliers allow for manipulating small fittings. You can view the best of our Took Kits, please Click Here.