A U.S. Navy brig commissioned in September of 1803, the USS Syren saw combat during the First Barbary War off the coast of Tripoli. After its successful service in the Mediterranean, it returned to America and was put on reserve in the Washington Naval Yard until it was recommissioned in 1807. During the War of 1812, the Syren sunk several British merchantmen though, after an 11-hour chase on June 12, 1814, she was captured by the HMS Medway, ending her career.
Perhaps the most detailed replica of the USS Syren available, this 1/64 scale wooden kit is an immediate showcase centerpiece and a terrific tribute to the early years of the U.S. Navy! It features appropriately sized basswood strips for deck and hull planking, brass eyebolts, belaying pins, nails, gudgeons, 200 wooden blocks and deadeyes, tan and black rigging line, netting, printed flags, grating, 16 metal carronades, two long guns on wooden trucks, a fully detailed longboat, adhesive copper tape (for plating the hull below the waterline), numerous photo-etched brass details, and a 130-page illustrated instruction manual. Cradle not included. Assembly required. Skill level 5. Measures approximately 33" long and 27" tall.