Jamaica, American Bermuda Sloop, 1710

Jamaica was an American Bermuda Sloop built circa 1710. It is typical of the sloops plying the West Indian trade routes during the 18th century. These ships had a reputation for weatherliness and fast sailing. Note the vast spread of canvas.

Price: $4,000

About the model:
Plank on bulkhead. Scale 1:48.

Model: 30 x 21 x 9
Case: 32 x 23 x 11

Notes of Interests:

  • Extensive use of coiled lines on balaying pins and for the guns.
  • The figure at the helm helps to illustrate the scale.
  • This rather dramatic model apparently is no longer available in kit form.

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Jamaica Jamaica
Jamaica Jamaica

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