Modeler’s Name: Tom Epps
Type of Model: Plank on bulkhead kit
Build Time: 100 hrs and still building
Build Materials: wood, brass and cord
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
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.