Corel’s wooden model ship kit of H.M.S. (His Majesty’s Ship) Peregrine is based on one of the original plans of Keltridge’s times, for the Admiral, and is the reproduction of a small vessel classified as “sixth rate”, armed with 18-20 small caliber cannons, built in 1686 for the fleet of King George III.
These types of vessels were too small and lightly armed to participate in the great naval battles alongside the much mightier, so called “line” ships, and were, therefore, used for other purposes, such as to escort cargo ships, for exploration, transporting messages or for the travel of important persons. King George III chose a unit of this type for himself in 1749, and had its internal furnishing radically transformed, becoming the famous Royal Yacht “Caroline”.
This is a double plank-on-bulkhead kit. Detailed ornamentation, anchors, mast caps, gunport frames and other items are made of cast metal. It comes with Burnished metal cannons, hardwood blocks and deadeyes, brass nails, three diameters of rigging, silk-screened flags. Cotton sails are Included in this kit. Good plans for easy building.