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Captain Kidd's Adventure Galley Limited 15"
Ready for Immediate Display - Not a Model Ship kit
This Captain Kidd's Adventure Galley Limited 15" is a highly detailed model pirate ship. Search for lost treasure as you set sail for adventure on the high seas aboard this scale tall model ship replica. This unique pirate boat is highlighted by fine craftsmanship and attention to detail. Place this on a shelf, mantle, or desk to add a decorative pirate touch.
15" Long x 4" Wide x 10" High
- Built from scratch by our master artisans
- Accurate scale model replica of the Adventure Galley
- Detailed Features Include:
- 12 pin stripe black sails
- Meticulously hand painted to provide pirate look
- Two metal anchors attached to each side of boat
- Authentic scale lifeboat with oars
- Unique skull pirate figurehead
- Minature lantern hangs from brass chain on back of boat
- Jolly Roger flags hang along the masts of the ship
- Metal nameplate attached to wooden base to identify the boat as the Adventure Galley
Captain William Kidd was either one of the most notorious pirates in the history of the world or one of its most unjustly vilified and prosecuted privateers in an age typified by the rationalisation of empire. Despite the legends and fiction surrounding this character, his actual career was punctuated by only a handful of skirmishes followed by a desperate quest to clear his name.
The first records of his life date from 1689, when he was a member of a French-English pirate crew that sailed in the Caribbean. Kidd and other members of the crew mutinied, ousted the captain of the ship, and sailed to the English colony of Nevis. There they renamed the ship the Blessed William. Kidd became captain, either the result of an election of the ship's crew or because of appointment by Christopher Codrington, governor of the island of Nevis. Captain Kidd and the Blessed William became part of a small fleet assembled by Codrington to defend Nevis from the French, with whom the English were at war. In either case, he must have been an experienced leader and sailor by that time. As the governor did not want to pay the sailors for their defensive services, he told them they could take their pay from the French. Kidd and his men attacked the French island of Mariegalante, destroyed the only town, and looted the area, gathering for themselves something around 2,000 pounds Sterling.
The Adventure Galley, was well suited to the task of catching pirates; weighing over 284 tons, she was equipped with 34 cannons, oars, and 150 men aboard. The oars were a key advantage as they enabled the Adventure Galley to manuever in a battle when the winds had calmed and other ships were dead in the water. Kidd took pride in personally selecting the crew, choosing only those he deemed to be the best and most loyal officers.