Wednesday, June 12, 2013

HMS Royal William

Scratch-built model of an eighteenth-century ship-of-the-line, up for auction at Maynard's of Vancouver, with an expected price of around $10,000:
the hull planking of South American pearwood and the decks of South American boxwood; radio controlled sails and rudder, some working cannon and working lights.  75 in. h. x 91 in. l. x 18 in. w. (190.5 x 231 x 45.7 cm)
Some working canon? For $10,000, I want to fire a whole broadside.

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