Santisima Trinidad Cross Section Model Ship Kit – Occre (16800)
The Santisima Trinidad Cross Section is manufactured by Occre Model Ship Kits & Occre Model Boat Kits. They use high quality materials, made with precision and a great degree of detail. To ensure easy, enjoyable ship model kit assembly, all Occre wooden Ship Model Kits are accompanied by detailed instructions, subdivided into assembly stages with full colour photographs. All Occre ship model kits include wooden parts and double planking to make the perfect hull.
History of the Santisima Trinidad
Now, you can get a close-up view of the interior workings of the Santisima Trinidad, Spain’s largest battleship at the time of the Battle of Trafalgar. In many ways more interesting than the full hulled model, the cross section takes less time to build and less space to display.
Built in Havana in 1769, Santisima Trinidad carried 120 guns on three decks. Badly damaged in the battle of Cape St. Vincent in 1799, she was rebuilt with the addition of a fourth deck and the number of cannon increased to 136, making her the largest ship of her time. In 1805, she sailed into the Battle of Trafalgar with a crew of 1,048 men and her immense 4-decked sides showing the barrels of her formidable guns. The British disabled and captured her during the battle. She sank in a storm the following day, ending her 35-year service to the Spanish Navy.