Oliver Cromwell

Scratch-built Admiralty model of the privateer, Oliver Cromwell, by Terry Godwin

Scratch-built Admiralty model of the privateer, Oliver Cromwell, by Terry Godwin

Modeler’s Name: Terry Godwin
Period: Revolutionary War
Scale: ¼”=1”
Type of Model: Scratch build – plank on frame
Build Time: Six years

Build Materials:
Built using Harold Hahn plans and method of construction. The model is built in the Admiralty style. Completely scratch built. Woods used are boxwood, ebony, pear, holly, and apple. The model is approximately 85% complete. I have no intention of rigging the model.

Ship’s Story:
The Oliver Cromwell was a 24-gun privateer. She had previously been a merchant ship but in late 1776, at Philadelphia, was rechristened to help in the colonial cause. She carried a crew of 150 and may have had as her original name Juno. The Oliver Cromwell’s short, but lucrative privateering career only lasted 3 months. She was captured by HMS Beaver and rechristened Beaver’s Prize.

Modeler’s Bio: Former Navy Officer