Schooner Virginia

Schooner Virginia

Name of Model: Virginia
Period ship sailed: 1819
Type of model: Modified Kit

Modeler’s name: Gary Duncan
Scale of model: 1:41

Description of build, including materials: Plank on frame, brass, die cast and fabric. Many pieces were replaced using walnut.

Ship’s history: The Virginia was designed in 1819 and launched that same year. Also known as “schooners”, these boats offered great maneuverability and elegance. Equipped with a central swivel mounted carronade and lightly armed plus high speed the Virginia was used for pursuit and intercepting tasks as a coast guard boat.

Modeler’s biography: Retired construction superintendent. This was my first build. Thanks to all my friends at Rocky Mountain Shipwrights for their help and inspiration.