Spanish Navy 3rd Rates of Renown

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Description

This box set equips you with three third class ships of the line of the Spanish Navy. Building on the excellent 3rd tier plastic sprues, the box contains additional metal components to craft the following famous vessels, all of which saw action at the Battle of Trafalgar!

Monarca - a 74-gun third class battleship of the Montañés class. Her main guns were arranged on two complete decks, with 28 24-pounder guns on her lower deck and 30 18-pounders on the upper deck, in addition to 12 8-pounders and 4 8-pounders on her quarterdeck and forecastle, respectively.

Commanded by Captain Teodoro Argumosa, she took part in the Battle of Trafalgar where she suffered heavy damage from HMS Bellerophon. 55 Royal Marines boarded and captured her, but one night later the survivors overpowered their captors and left them adrift in the storm. 3 days after the battle the survivors had decided to attempt repairs to return to Cadiz but were pursued by HMS Leviathan (which had picked up the drifting Marines). She ran aground near Huelva on 28 October and was wrecked by HMS Naiad to prevent her recovery.

Argonauta - an 80-gun third class ship of the line, she was the last of the Montañés class (of which there were four). On August 25, 1800, she repelled the British Ferrol Expedition as part of Joaquin Moreno's squadron.

She then fought at the Battle of Cape Finisterre and as part of Federico Gravina's Second Squadron at Trafalgar. Captured in the latter battle, she was taken in tow by HMS Poyphemus but abandoned due to the storm that followed the battle. On October 24, HMS Defiance rescued survivors and unsuccessfully attempted to recover a tow. The Argonauta sank 6 days later, her survivors landed in Algeciras the next day.

San Justo - A 74-gun battleship, San Justo was launched November 11, 1779. She took part in actions such as the Battle of Cape St. Vincent and the Siege of Gibraltar. She later took part in the Battle of Trafalgar and managed to escape destruction. It was finally dissolved in Cartagena in 1828.

Box contains 3 plastic models with metal components


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