Lindberg 1/124 Civil War Blockade Runner (Harriett Lane / Cutter 'Lavinia') (ex-Pyro), 715

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Lindberg 1/124 Civil War Blockade Runner (Harriett Lane / Cutter 'Lavinia') (ex-Pyro), 715 plastic model kit

1/124 715 Lindberg Civil War Blockade Runner (Harriett Lane / Cutter 'Lavinia') (ex-Pyro)

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

1985 Lindberg issue from the original Pyro molds dating to the late 1950s. Large scale, full hull kit with very good detail for that time. Includes full rigging instructions. Molded in green, black, butterscotch and medium blue. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed are still in the sealed bags. The parts that were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions. After the original 1960s issue, Pyro re-marketed the Harriett Lane as the 'Lavinia', which was what the Confederates renamed her when they captured her and made her a blockage runner. The Harriett Lane was built in 1858 and named for President Buchanan's niece. The cutter was 180 feet long with a 30 foot beam and displacement was 670 tons. Armament consisted of 3-9 inch Dahlgrens and 1-30 lb Parrot Rifle. She was built at a time when steam was not fool-proof, so she is rigged for full sails. Harriett Lane served as the Presidential Yacht, the fired the first shot of the Civil War. She chased down blockade runners until January 1, 1863 when she was attacked by five Confederate Gun Boats and boarded. She was captured and renamed the Lavinia and was used as a blockade runner. Near the end of the war she caught fire at sea, and put into Havana Harbor. Federal forces took her again and rebuilt her in 1869 as the bark 'Elliot Ritchie'. She was abandoned at sea in 1884.

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