HMS Beagle was a Cherokee-class 10-gun brig-sloop of the Royal Navy. She was launched on 11 May 1820 from the Woolwich Dockyard on the River Thames, at a cost of £7,803. In July of that year she took part in a fleet review celebrating the coronation of King George IV of the United Kingdom in which she was the first ship to sail under the new London Bridge. After that there was no immediate need for Beagle so she " lay in ordinary," moored afloat but without masts or rigging. She was then adapted as a survey barque and took part in three expeditions. On the second survey voyage the young naturalist Charles Darwin was on board, and his work would eventually make the Beagle one of the most famous ships in history.
- Material: exotic wood such as mahogany, western red cedar and purple heart trim
- Museum-quality, fully assembled edition of the famous HMS Beagle
- 100% hand built from scratch using 'plank on fram' construction method
- Master craftsmen have spent more than 150 hours to finish it
- Magnificent details include metal anchors and cannons, authentic crow's nest, advanced intricate rigging, full blow sails, wood inlay hull, inlay deck, an ornate stern and many more
- No plastic parts
- Comes on a solid wood base, with metal nameplate
- Dimensions: 29" H x 32" W x 9" D
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