Alfred – BlueJacket

(BJ-K1020) Length 18-1/2″ / Scale 1/8″



Alfred (BJ-K1020) Length 18-1/2″ / Scale 1/8″

The first American Flagship, 1775. Alfred was converted from a merchantman into a light frigate and became the first flagship of the new Continental Navy in 1775, flying the Grand Union flag of the United Colonies.

This was John Paul Jones’ first command.

The kit is for well experienced modelers. It is a solid hull kit and has all the challenges of square riggers.

The instruction book is a textbook on the details of 18th century naval design and outfitting based on the research of Larry Arnot.

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Additional information

Weight 15 lbs



BlueJacket is one of the leading manufacturers of quality wooden ship model kits. This Maine-based company is perhaps the oldest ship model kit manufacturer, having been in continuous operation since 1905! The company focuses on American subjects. Most kits feature pre-carved solid wood hull, but many kits are laser-cut plank-on-bulkhead and some are even true plank-on-frame kits.

BlueJacket also maintains the Laughing Whale line of kits, which are predominantly small American watercraft. With the demise of Midwest boat kits, these are about the only source for these small subjects. However, you will find them to be excellent quality kits of classic subjects.

Note that BlueJacket kit instructions are provided in english only.
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