Rayo Combat Station Wooden Model Kit – Disar (20148)
Rayo Combat Station Wooden Model Kit is manufactured by Disar models. Disar wooden model ship kits come complete with laser cut plywood, timbers and dowels, parts and fittings, rigging cords, flags and pre-sewn sails. Highly detailed easy to follow step-by-step color building instructions in English, Spanish, French, German and Italian are included in this kit. Their wooden model kits reflect the maritime history of Spain. Disar Model bring new and unique models to the market which are faithful replicas, based on plans and documentation verified by professionals.
History of Rayo
The Rayo was an 80-gun Spanish ship-of-the-line from the mid-18th century to early 19th century. As was traditional for Spanish ships not named after a saint, its second, dedicatory name (avocacion) was San Pedro Apóstol. Original built in Havana, she underwent rebuilding at Cartagena from 1803 to 1805, emerging as a three-decked ship with 100 guns. She then fought at the Battle of Trafalgar during the Napoleonic Wars and was dismasted as a result of damage sustained in the battle. When she sortied after Trafalgar in order to recover prizes, the warship was captured by HMS Donegal. Subsequently, she ran aground and was wrecked in a storm. Her broken hull was set ablaze and destroyed by British sailors on 31 October.