Revell 1/216 Clipper Stag Hound 'The Largest Merchant Ship of Her Day', H317

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Revell 1/216 Clipper Stag Hound 'The Largest Merchant Ship of Her Day', H317 plastic model kit

1/216 H317 Revell Clipper Stag Hound 'The Largest Merchant Ship of Her Day'

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

Dated 1972 and from the superior 1950s 'S' kit molds. Very nicely detailed like all early Revell sailing ships. Features full hull, display stand, injection-molded ratlines, detailed deck fittings, optional vac sails (in mint condition), standing and running rigging material and illustrated, extensive rigging instructions. The kit has never been started. Inventoried with all plastic parts present. Includes flag sheet and instructions. NOTE: missing decals. Several small deck parts are a different color plastic; they are from the earlier issue of this same kit. The Stag Hound was designed by the famous Donald McKay and was launched on December 7, 1850. She is famous for her great speed and turned a nice profit for her owners. The most notable event was when the Stag Hound was asked to take a copy of President Lincoln's inaugural address to London. During this run, she raced the steamer 'America' and won easily. Shortly after this she was lost off Brazil to a spontaneous combustion of her coal cargo. The crew successfully abandoned ship. The captain was the last to leave. He lowered the American Flag, wrapped it around himself and jumped overboard.

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