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Wooden Henry Avery's The Fancy Model Pirate Ship 14"
SOLD FULLY ASSEMBLED
Ready for Immediate Display - Not a Model Ship kit
Set sail for high seas adventure with this pirate ship model tall ship inspired by the Fancy, flagship of notorious pirate Henry Avery. These adorable tall ships models rest easily upon any shelf or desk and this tall model ship adds a touch of brave adventure to any room’s décor.
14" Long x 2" Wide x 12" 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
Metal nameplate on wooden base identifies the ship as the The Fancy
WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Formaldehyde, and Styrene, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer, and Chromium and Toluene, which are known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov
The Fancy was initially a 46-gun privateer named Charles II - after Charles II of Spain - in Spanish service, commanded by a Captain Gibson, and was anchored at A Coruña, Spain. On May the 7th, 1694, Henry Avery and a few other conspirators organised and carried out a successful mutiny and, setting Captain Gibson ashore, left A Caruña for the Cape of Good Hope. At this time the Charles II was renamed Fancy.
Upon arriving at the Cape, Every sailed to the island of Johanna (Anjouan) in the Comoros Islands, where he had the Fancy careened - removing barnacles and weed from the section of the hull that was permanently below water, increasing her speed. He also had the Fancy razeed, intentionally removing parts of the ship's superstructure in order to increase her speed. Following this work, the Fancy became one of the fastest ships active in the Indian Ocean, and Every used this speed to attack and take a French pirate ship, looting the vessel and recruiting approximately 40 of the crew to his own ship, leaving him with a total complement of around 150.
Every continued to be active in the Indian Ocean where he worked alongside other famous pirates of his time, including Thomas Tew. Most notable in his captures was the Ganj-I-Sawai, a ship under the command of Aurangzeb. Mounting 62-cannons and four to five hundred musket-armed guards, cannon fire from the Fancy was instrumental in Every's victory - the first salvo caused a cannon to explode, and a number of gunners were killed. Every's career ended when the crew returned to Nassau, in the Bahamas, where Every returned to Britain aboard the sloop Isaac.
Although the fate of the Fancy is unknown, it was rumored that Every gave her to governor of Nassau as bribe.