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Known as Charles Darwin's ship, this is museum-quality, fully assembled edition of the famous HMS Beagle is 100% hand-built from scratch using plank-on-frame construction method. Our master craftsmen have spent more than 150 hours to finish it. All made of exotic wood such as mahogany, western red cedar and purple heart trim, this replica's magnificent details include metal anchors and cannons, authentic crows nest, advanced intricate rigging, full blow sails, wood inlay hull, inlay deck, an ornate stern and many more. No plastic parts! Comes on a solid wood base, with metal nameplate.
The HMS Beagle was a Cherokee-class 10-gun brig-sloop of the Royal Navy. She was launched on May 11, 1820, from the Woolwich Dockyard on the River Thames, at a cost of £7,803. In July of that year, she took part in a fleet review celebrating the coronation of King George IV of the United Kingdom in which she was the first ship to sail under the new London Bridge. After that there was no immediate need for the Beagle so she lay in ordinary moored afloat but without masts or rigging. She was then adapted as a survey barque and took part in three expeditions. On the second survey voyage, the young naturalist Charles Darwin was on board, and his work would eventually make the Beagle one of the most famous ships in history.