The San Felipe could be considered the pinnacle of ship building by the Spanish. The ship, modeled in the San Felipe Model Ship, was the most beautiful and powerful Spanish ship of the 17th century. This model depicts one of the greatest ships to lead the Spanish Armada. The model is made from high-quality materials, such as cherry, birch, maple, and rosewood. It possesses a high level of detail in the rigging, ensuring that the thick-striped sails are suspended in historic perfection. The San Felipe Model Ship is a miniature representation of the original, yet it still conveys a sense of majesty and power.
- This is NOT a Kit – Comes Fully Assembled
- Handcrafted wooden hull and masts
- Built Using High-Quality Materials
- Detailed Sails and Sail-Rigging for Historic Authenticity
- Includes a Wooden Base with metal nameplate
A Brief History of the San Felipe
The San Felipe, launched in 1690, was one of the most beautiful Spanish ships of the 17th century. This behemoth was the lead ship of the Spanish Armada and displaced more than 1000 tons of water. She was armed with 96 cannons, enabling her to take on the most formidable ships in the French and British navies. Her role in the war against the British and French was to help protect Spanish settlements and harbors, to transport treasures, and to safeguard the long and hazardous passage back to Spanish ports. In 1705, she participated in a furious and heroic battle between 12 Spanish ships and 35 British ships. After 24 hours of battle, she was captured by an English ship, but was so badly damaged that she could not be salvaged as a prize. She sunk along with several tons of gold.
- Overall Length: 14 Inches
- Overall Width: 3 Inches
- Overall Height: 13 Inches
- Overall Scale: 1:195