The Modellers Shipyard Model Ship Kit First Fleet HMS Sirius is a quality Model Boat Kit making for a great Wooden Model Ship Kit. Get Started on your Hobby today!

Skill Level : 4
Scale : 1:48
Length: 43-1/2" (1100mm)
Height: 33" (840mm)
$650.00
Temporarily out of stock

HMS SIRIUS - Flag Ship of the First Fleet 1787

The HMS Sirius kit is in for a refit - a redesigned and upgraded kit will be released mid-2019

The HMS Sirius was the flag ship of the First Fleet. This frigate, under the command of Captain Arthur Phillip, led a fleet of 11 ships carrying 1350 convicts, sailors and other passengers, to establish the first European settlement in New South Wales. The fleet left England on 13 May 1787 and after a monumental journey taking eight months to complete the fleet arrived in Botany Bay between 18-20 January 1788. Two years later, when the fledgling colony of New South Wales was struggling to support itself, the HMS Sirius and the HMS Supply were sent on a special voyage to transport marines and convicts to Norfolk Island to lessen the burden on the new settlement. It was here that the Sirius foundered when it struck a reef off Sydney Bay (Kingston) on Norfolk Island and was finally wrecked on the 19th March 1790.

The HMS Sirius had a relative short career, playing a role in Britain's withdrawal from America and a major role in British expansion into the Pacific. The HMS Sirius was originally named the Berwick, and was built in 1780-1781, at London's Rotherhithe, then a shipbuilding village on the Thames. The Berwick was purchased by the British navy prior to completion and fitted out as an armed storeship. Initially stationed at the Nore, off Sheerness at the mouth of the Thames. She made several voyages to America during the period 1782-1785 where she visited Halifax harbour, Nova Scotia, New York and the West Indies before returning to Deptford on 5 February 1785.

On the 23 August 1786 orders arrived from the Admiralty to the Navy Board to prepare the Berwick to be employed on 'foreign service'. On the 12 October 1786 Admiral Howe wrote to the Navy Board requesting his Majesty's storeship the Berwick, be registered on the list of the Royal Navy as a 6th Rate by the name of the Sirius. The Berwick had been recommissioned as the 20 - gun HMS Sirius to escort the First Fleet to Australia in 1787-88.

A double plank on bulkhead construction with laser cut plywood. This ship model kit comes complete with all timber, rigging cord, and wooden and metal fittings. All parts and fittings are of the highest quality. It Includes 129 A3 pages of detailed instructions with color photos and diagrams.

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The DVD set 'The Complete Guide on: How to Build the HMS Sirius'. This DVD set includes many hours of comprehensive narration and demonstration by a Master Modeller as he builds the HMS Sirius. The Master Modeller takes the viewer through assemblying and planking the hull and deck, building the deck furniture and completing the standing and running rigging. Presenting each step of the Sirius's construction and demonstrating his many model ship building tips and techniques. This is an exceptionally comprehensive instructional DVD.

Modellers Shipyard offer historically accurate Wooden Model Ship Kits and Wooden Model Boat kits which are faithful interpretations of the original vessels. The comprehensive instructional DVDs, plans and highly detailed English instructions will assist you throughout the whole construction process. All ship model kits are double plank on bulkhead construction and only use the highest quality parts.

Order code: KTMS1004    

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