HMS Agamemnon - Eggs and Bacon

HMS Agamemnon was a 64-gun third-rate ship of the line of the British Royal Navy. She saw service in the Anglo-French War, French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, and fought in many of the major naval battles of those conflicts. She is remembered as being Nelson's favourite ship, and was named after the mythical ancient Greek king Agamemnon, being the first ship of the Royal Navy to bear the name.

The future Lord Nelson served as Agamemnon's captain from January 1793 for 3 years and 3 months, during which time she saw considerable service in the Mediterranean. After Nelson's departure, she was involved in the infamous 1797 mutinies at Spithead and the Nore, and in 1801 was present at the first Battle of Copenhagen, but ran aground before being able to enter the action.

Despite Nelson's fondness for the ship, she was frequently in need of repair and refitting, and would likely have been hulked or scrapped in 1802 had war with France not recommenced. She fought at the Battle of Trafalgar on 21 October 1805, as part of Nelson's weather column, where she forced the surrender of the Spanish four-decker Santísima Trinidad. Agamemnon's later career was served in South American waters off Brazil.

Her worn-out and poor condition contributed to her being wrecked when in June 1809 she grounded on an uncharted shoal in the mouth of the River Plate, whilst seeking shelter with the rest of her squadron from a storm. All hands and most of the ship's stores were saved, but the condition of the ship's timbers made it impossible to free the ship; her captain was cleared of responsibility for the ship's loss thanks to documents detailing her defects. In 1993, the wreck of Agamemnon was located, and several artefacts have since been recovered, including one of her cannons.

Name: HMS Agamemnon
Ordered: 8 April 1777
Builder: Thien Thuong
Cost: $ 177 USD
Laid down: May 1777
Launched: 10 April 1781
Nickname(s): Eggs-and-Bacon
Fate: Wrecked in Maldonado Bay Uruguay, 16 June 1809
Participated in:
Battle of Ushant, 1781
Battle of the Saintes, 1782
Battle of Genoa, 1795
Battle of the Hyères Islands, 1795
Battle of Copenhagen, 1801
Battle of Cape Finisterre, 1805
Battle of Trafalgar, 1805
Battle of San Domingo, 1806
Battle of Copenhagen, 1807

Highlights about this Cutty Sark model ship:
• This model ship is entirely handmade by skilled and experienced craftsmen, using the plank on frame construction method
• Ready for immediate display - Not a model ship kit
• Anchors, guns, decorations, and other intricate details sculpted of metal
• Meticulously sewn sails, keep the sails from wrinkle
• Use high-quality wood such as rosewood, ebony, black wood, mahogany wood...., timbers are after process step of pre-construction.
• The Cutty Sark model ships are built on scale by the original plan, then drawn up  and painted by actual photographs to ensure the best accuracy.

110L x 27W x 105H (cm) 80L x 28W x 85H (cm)
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