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San Felipe 14" Description
Ready for Immediate Display - Not a Model Ship kit
Inspired by the grandest ship of the line in the armada of Spain’s King Phillip V, these adorable tall ships models of the San Felipe easily rest upon any shelf or desk. Add a flair of nautical history to any room’s décor with this tall ships model.
14" Long x 3" Wide x 13" High (1:195 scale)
- Arrives fully assembled with all sails mounted
- Handcrafted wooden hull and masts
- High quality woods include cherry, birch, maple and rosewood
- 11 handsewn white cloth sails
- Metal nameplate on wooden base identifies the ship as the San Felipe
The San Felipe Launched in 1690, was one of the most beautiful Spanish ships of the 17th century. She was the lead ship of the Spanish Armada and displaced more than 1000 tons and was armed with 96 cannons, enabling her to take on the most formidable ships in the French and British navies. San Felipe's role in the war against the British and French was to help protect Spanish settlements and harbors, to transport treasures, and to safeguard the long and hazardous passage back to Spanish ports. In 1705, she participated in a furious and heroic battle between 12 Spanish ships and 35 British ships. After 24 hours of battle, she was captured by an English ship, but was so badly damaged that she could not be salvaged as a prize. She went to the bottom with several tons of gold.