Intermediate Level Model Ships Kits
Founded by Robert J. Newton in 1956, American Marine, Ltd. built custom sailboats and motor yachts on Junk Bay, Hong Kong. In 1962, Newton commissioned Kenneth Smith, a well-known marine architect to design a diesel powered cruiser along the lines of a trawler.
First built in the French shipyards in the 1730's, the 74 gun ship was an ideal compromise between power and maneuverability. The British Admiralty began construction of this type of vessel in 1755.Commissioned on December 28, 1757, the H.M.S. Bellona was launched on February 19th, 1760