HMS Snake (CA9002)
Kit includes:18 cast carronade; double plank on bulkhead hull; walnut CNC parts; 900 copper plates; black and natural hemp for rigging; full size plans and comprehensive instruction book The Snake kit has been designed with the novice / intermediate builder in mind and is ideal as a first or second model for the introduction to plank on frame building.
The Snake class were ship rigged sloops. This class was very business like with a flush deck and nine cannons or carronades each side, they were very fast and seaworthy. As originally built Snake had a full ordinance of 32 pounder carronades. Carronades replaced the carriage guns because at close quarters the short range carronades proved devastating to their opponents. Class dimensions were: length 100; breadth 306 displacement 382 tons with a crew of 121.
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