Dos Amegos

Dos Amigos, a slave ship from a kit being modeled by Tom Epps

Dos Amigos, a slave ship from a kit being modeled by Tom Epps

Modeler’s Name: Tom Epps
Period: 1830
Scale: 1:53
Type of Model: Plank on bulkhead kit
Build Time: 100 hrs and still building

Build Materials: wood, brass and cord

Ship’s Story:
This ship, a two mast ship built in Baltimore (??) in 1830. it was built for speed which led it to be a Slaver bringing slaves from Africa to Cuba to work in the sugar fields. It has a crew of 34 including the captain, crew men & boys. The ship was captured by the British navy, and became part of the Navy that captured other slave ships. Its name was changed to FAIR ROSAMOND. The ship was taken out of service & sold in 1845

Modeler’s Bio:
Retired from the Telephone Industry after 35 years in Central Office equipment engineering. My first bigger model is the CONSTITUTION built in the late 1960’s.

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