Brittania Model Ship Kit Racing Yacht 1893 – Mantua (MA733)
The Brittania Racing Yacht 1893 Model Ship Kit is manufactured by Mantua Model Ship Kits. Mantua has built its reputation on large, elaborately detailed ship model kits. Their ship model kits use photo-etched brass, cast metal fittings, cast metal and machined turned brass fittings. The detail in their range of large ship models is exceptional.
History of the Brittania Racing Yacht 1893
A fine scale model of the famous royal yacht sailed by the Prince of Wales. A gaff-rigged cutter built in 1893 for Commodore Albert Edward, Prince of Wales. It served him and his son, King George V, a long racing career. King George V’s dying wish was for his beloved yacht to follow him to the grave. On 10 July 1936, after the Britannia had been stripped of her spars and fittings, her hull was towed out to St Catherines Deep near the Isle of Wight, and she was sunk.