1/124 C375-298 Pyro Civil War Blockade Runner / Steam Paddle Cutter Harriett Lane - (Cutter Lavinia)
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc+
Early 1960s hardbox of this very historical ship. Full-hull model is well detailed for that time and features a factory copper painted hull below the waterline (in 'near mint' condition), detailed deck fittings and deck houses, display stand, sail, blocks and other rigging material, extensive step-by-step rigging instructions and more. The hull alone measures 16.25 inches long. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions. 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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