Black Prince Ship Model by Mamoli - Historic Wooden Ships
Black Prince, Ben Franklin’s Privateer
by Mamoli • Plank-on-Bulkhead Kit
In 1795, while he was Ambassador to France, Ben Franklin purchased a small French schooner. He Manned the vessel with Portuguese sailors, but appointed an American captain. The ship was nearly invisible at night, as she was painted black above the waterline. Franklin aptly named her Black Prince and sent her to raid British merchant shipping. Black Prince gained a reputation as a courageous privateer, taking ships in their home ports. The prizes and booty she captured were sent home to the Colonies to help win the War for Independence. The Black Prince continued her assaults until disaster struck on April 6th of 1780, when she met her end as she struck a reef during an engagement along the coast of France.
Mamoli's Black Prince ship model kit uses laser cut wooden components for plank-on-bulkhead construction. Fittings consist of wooden grating, belaying pins, blocks and deadeyes, cast metal anchors, silk-screened flags and rigging line. Just like the original, your model is armed with cast metal cannon and swivel guns. Well drawn plans and illustrated instructions are easy to follow.
Entry Level • Mamoli Kit No. MV46
Length 20-1/2" / Height 13-3/4" / Scale 1:57
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