BB512 HMS Warrior

Plank-on-frame do-it-yourself Lasercut Wooden Boatkit
Scale 1:100 - Length 147 cm (57.9 inches)
Parts in wood and brass (brass etching)
Full step by step instruction and plans

Warrior was designed and built in response to an aggressive French shipbuilding programme which saw the introduction of the first iron-clad warship La Gloire designed by the brilliant naval architect Stanislas Charles Henri Dupuy de Lome. Determined to see off this challenge to the supremacy of the Royal Navy the then First Lord of the Admiralty, Sir John Somerset Pakington, determined to build a ship so superior in terms of quality, speed, size, armament and armour that it would be inconceivable to France that she could take Britain on in a sea battle. When commissioned by Captain the Hon. Arthur Auckland Leopold Pedro Cochrane, on August 1st 1861, Warrior was the largest warship in the world, at 9,210 tons displacement she was fully 60% larger than La Gloire. The ship underwent minor modifications after a sea trial. In June 1862, she started active service in the Channel Squadron, patrolling coastal waters and sailing to Lisbon and Gibraltar. Having introduced a revolution in naval architecture, by 1864 Warrior was superseded by faster designs, with bigger guns and thicker armour. By 1871 she was no longer regarded as the crack ship she had once been, and her roles were downgraded to Coastguard and reserve services. In May of 1883 her fore and main masts were found to be rotten, and not considered worth the cost of repair, Warrior was placed in the reserve, eventually converted to a floating school for the Navy and re-named Vernon III in 1904. Put up for sale as scrap in 1924, no buyer could be found, and so, in March 1929 she left Portsmouth to be taken to Pembroke Dock and converted into a floating oil pontoon, re-named again as Oil Fuel Hulk C77. By 1978, she was the only surviving example of the 'Black Battlefleet' - the 45 iron hulls built for the Royal Navy between 1861 and 1877. Source: http://www.hmswarrior.org


BB508 USS Constitution

Double Planked do-it-yourself Lasercut Wooden Boatkit
Scale 1:100 - Length 91 cm (34 inches)
Parts in wood and brass
Full step by step instruction and plans

USS Constitution is a wooden-hulled, three-masted heavy frigate of the United States Navy. Named by President George Washington after the Constitution of the United States of America, she is the world’s oldest floating commissioned naval vessel.[Note 1] Launched in 1797, Constitution was one of six original frigates authorized for construction by the Naval Act of 1794. Joshua Humphreys designed the frigates to be the young Navy’s capital ships, and so Constitution and her sisters were larger and more heavily armed and built than standard frigates of the period. Built in Boston, Massachusetts at Edmund Hartt’s shipyard, her first duties with the newly formed United States Navy were to provide protection for American merchant shipping during the Quasi-War with France and to defeat the Barbary pirates in the First Barbary War.


BB506 Fairmount Alpine

Do-it-yourself Lasercut Wooden Boatkit
Scale 1:75 - Length 100 cm (40 inches)
Parts in wood, brass and aluminium
Full step by step instruction and plans

The Fairmount’s main activities are long distance ocean towage and salvage, with its fleet of five tugs of 200 tons bollard pull, the transportation of heavy lifts by semi-submersible barges and the worldwide activities of Fukada Salvage with its modern fleet of offshore support vessels and floating cranes. Fairmount operates a fleet of ultra strong long distance towing vessels, semi-submersible barges including the world's largest unit the 50,000 dwt GAVEA LIFTER and multipurpose offshore support vessels.


BB498 HMS Victory

Double Planked do-it-yourself Lasercut Wooden Boatkit
Scale 1:75 - Length 134 cm (53 inches)
Parts in wood and brass
Full step by step instruction and plans

HMS Victory was launched in 1765 at Chatham Dockyard and was commissioned in 1778. She continued in active service for the next 34 years which included her most famous moment “the Battle of Trafalgar” in 1805. In 1812 the Victory was retired from frontline duty and anchored in Portsmouth Harbour, on the south coast of England. For the next 110 years the Victory remained at her moorings in Portsmouth Harbour fulfilling a combination of practical and ceremonial roles. In 1922, amid fears for her continued survival, the Victory was moved into Portsmouth’s Royal Naval Dockyard and placed in No2 Dry Dock. Her Majesty’s Ship Victory is the only surviving naval warship that represents the skill of naval dockyard shipwrights, ship designers and the industrial ability of Britain during the mid 18th century.


BB5005 Naval Training Ship Danmark

Do-it-yourself Lasercut Wooden Modelboat
Scale 1:75 - Length 90 cm (35.50 inches)
Parts in wood, brass and plastic
Full step by step instruction
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The Naval Training Ship DANMARK is a steel-hulled, three-masted and full-rigged ship. It was build as a training ship in 1933 at Nakskov Shipyard in Denmark. Since then it has provided basic training of young people seeking careers at sea.
The ship is the property of the Kingdom of Denmark and has its home base there. It is capable of sailing all over the world, however in the recent years it has only been sailing in European waters. On special occasions it crosses the Atlantic Ocean to visit the USA, where the ship stayed during WWII and provided training of US cadets.

 

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::    Nov 09 2012 - New models
We have 4 new exciting models coming out this and next year:

  • RMS Titanic 2013
  • HMS Warrior 2012
  • HMS Endeavour 2013
  • Mary Rose 2013

::    Nov 14 2011 -Abeille Liberté
The model has been delayed indefinitely, as the owners of the designs RR, haven't decided on the details on our model! We have no new release date yet!

::    Aug 10 2011 - Billing Boats Paint
Our Marine colors have finally been released and will be available for purchase in most shops, carrying our products and also online at www.billingboatsusa.com.

::    Aug 01 2011 - USS Constitution
The beatifull frigate USS Constitution has been released- link to distributors...

::   Feb 26 2011 - Fairmout Alpine
The dutch Tug Fairmount Alpine has been released - link to distributors...