Mercury Model Ship Kit Russian Brig – Victory Models (1300/06)
The Mercury Russian Brig 1820 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.
The Mecury has 17 large plan sheets and over 40 page of construction booklet.
History of the Mercury Russian Brig 1820
The Russian 20 gun brig Mercury was laid down in Sevastopol on January 28, 1819. She was designed as a patrol ship to guard the Northern Caucasus coast. Built of Crimean oak, with a shallow draught and equipped with oars, the Mercury was launched on 7 May 1820 and broken up on November 9, 1857.
The Mercury fought in many important naval battles during her career; the most notable being a battle between the Mercury (commanded by lieutenant A. Ka-zarsky) and two other brigs against a whole fleet of fourteen Turkish ships, who were returning from the shores of Anatolia. The Turkish fleet were in no doubt who would be the victors in this mis-matched battle, but they did not take into account the sheer heroism and determination of the smaller Russian fleet, The Mercury was able to escape after a final and very powerful assault by the three brigs, ending the conflict. Mercury is one of the most famous vessels of the Russian Navy.