Black Prince Model Ship

Item # 08-B2804
MPN: 08-B2804
$249.99
$160.00
Availability: Out of stock. Estimated to ship in 2-3 weeks..

The Black Prince is a highly accurate and detailed scale model yacht designed for the discriminating sailboat or tall ship enthusiast. This museum quality model ship is a replica topsail schooner commissioned by Benjamin Franklin. With fine details including a fully adorned deck, brass cannons and metal anchors, and gun ports cut into the hull, this model ship is a beautiful creation. This model is authentically painted and rigged in black, which earned the Black Prince both her name as well as a reputation as a nighttime terror in British waters. She will bring an added spirit of excitement and adventure to any home or office.

Key Features

  • Ready for Immediate Display. This is not a ship kit.
  • Handcrafted By Master Artisans
  • Crafted from cherry, birch, maple, and rosewood
  • Features Historically Accurate Rigging and SailsFcer
  • Rests on a Base with Black Prince Nameplate
  • Built Referencing Extensive Research on Original Ship

A Brief History of the Black Prince

Benjamin Franklin commissioned one of the most amazing and successful privateering ventures in US history. He commissioned privateers in order to capture British prisoners and thus facilitate a greater number of prisoner exchanges. Franklin was invested with the power to issue letters of Marque.

The first ship to gain a privateering commission from Franklin was the Black Prince, a French-owned vessel named for its black hull and near-legendary prowess and speed as a rumrunner. The Black Prince underwent extensive improvements to prepare her for her daunting task. Her hold was retrofitted to accommodate fifty or more hammocks and small sleeping cubbyholes for her officers, and she was armed with sixteen 4-pounder guns and thirty swivels.

The Black Prince enjoyed a brilliant solo career, capturing an impressive thirty-five vessels before being joined by the Black Princess, who served as her consort ship. Together, the two ships terrorized British merchant shipping channels, thwarting all attempts to stop them and successfully capturing twenty prizes. The Black Prince and Princess continued their assaults until disaster struck in 1780, when the Black Prince met her end as she struck a reef during an engagement along the coast of France.

Measurements:

  • Overall Length: 24 Inches
  • Overall Width: 5 Inches
  • Overall Height: 16 Inches
  • Overall Scale: 1:45
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