MM 64  U.S.S. CONSTITUTION

Sc. 1:330 L. 275 mm. H. 190 mm.

 

U.S.S.Constitution, American frigate with 54 guns , was launched on 21st of Octobre 1797. It had bigger dimensions, sails and equipment than the contemporary ships of the same class. Its strong construction earned its the name of “ Old Ironsides”.
MM 65   IL LEUDO
Sc. 1:72 L. 290 mm. H. 198 mm.

 

The origin of the Leudo are rather uncertain. According to suppositions probably having a content of truth, the Leudo comes from a type of medieval boat with two masts inclined towards the prow with lateen sails. It should afterwards have lost the foremast, replaced by a bowsprit with jibs, making the manoeuvres easier. The hull has a characteristic egg shape with a very accentuated bending weather conditions, unbearable even for stronger hulls. It was a cargo concerns – hardware – agricultural tools – hand-manufactured goods and cloths in the Mediterranean Sea.

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