Hunter Q-Ship – Amati Wooden Model Ship Kit AM1450
This Amati model represents a merchant ship, rigged as a schooner, built at the beginning of the last century and mainly used as a collier.
The Hunter was initially part of the British merchant navy. Then the Royal Navy took it over for its sailing qualities especially fit for the North Seas and transformed it into a Q-ship, when war broke out. As with all other Q-ships, it underwent changes at the dockyard of Queenstown, Ireland (that’s why they were called Q-ship). It was equipped with false structures that concealed its deck weaponry. This structure could be easily removed and the hidden deck guns could be used to fire against the enemy, especially submarines.
Precut wooden frame assembly. Single planked hull construction in Walnut. Planked Tanganyka decks. Hull and deck fittings made from Brass, Walnut, Boxwood, and Beech. Cast Metal decorations. Ramin mast and yards. Various sizes of cord for standing and running rigging. Walnut deadeyes and Walnut or Boxwood rigging blocks. Multi-language instruction manual.
Length 22.8” Height 18.9″
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|Dimensions||24 × 12 × 5 in|