HMS GREYHOUND - The three-masted 20-gun H.M.S. Greyhound was launched at Deptford on February 13, 1720. Her mission was to fight the pirates that plagued the Mediterranean coast. Although she was graceful and sleek, she was no match for the more agile and heavily armed pirate ships.
Corelís H.M.S. Greyhound ship model features plank-on-frame construction in laser cut wood. The hull uses flexible lime-wood strips for the first planking and dark walnut for the second. Fittings include ready-to-use blocks and deadeyes, blackened metal anchors, brass rods and nails, and gilded metal stern and bow decorations. Britannia metal gunports and lifeboat are expertly cast. Twenty burnished metal cannon on wooden carriages sit on the main deck. Kit is complete with wooden display board and cradle, four sheets of plans and illustrated instruction manual.