Granado Model Ship Kit Bomb Vessel – Victory Models (1300/02)
The HM Bomb Vessel Granado Model Ship Kit is manufactured by Victory Models Model Ship Kits & Victory Models Model Boat Kits. Victory Models make extensive use of laser cutting for all the wood sheets. The fittings, parts and timbers are only the best available. The comprehensive plans and highly detail English instructions will assist you throughout the whole construction process. Victory Models are at the forefront of innovate ship model kit manufacturing producing some of the highest quality ship model kits available.
History of the HM Bomb Vessel Granado
The HM BOMB VESSEL GRANADO – 1742 was ordered on 14th Sep-tember 1741 and the contract was given to the Ipswich shipbuilder John Barnard. Launched on 22nd June 1742. Her construction work was overseen by the great Navel surveyor and architect Thomas Slade who later designed Nelson’s Victory. Granado’s lines (and very uncommon carving work for such a vessel) suggest she was originally intended as a sloop. For the first 14 years of her operational career, Granado was indeed fitted out as a sloop, not a bomb vessel.
From 1745 to 1748 Granado was mainly employed off the East coast of England intercepting smugglers and privateers. With the impending arrival of The Seven Years War the Granado was recommissioned on 26th April 1756. It wasn’t until July 1756 that Granado was converted to her original role of bomb vessel, where she was refitted at Woolwich for Channel service. She was fitted with two 13 inch mortars, 4pounder carriage guns and anti personnel swivel guns.