In past blogs I have told you we are big fans of the beach, and that we love beach themed and nautical decor. Over the last few weeks we became involved with a supplier that has some of the coolest decor that is now making it’s way on to our website. We have started with ships from the past. Make sure to check these out. The fine detail, the time taken for authenticity, and materials used is fantastic, any history or nautical lover will really admire them.
15'' Blackbeard's Queen Anne's Revenge
Blackbeard’s Queen Anne’s Revenge, originally named Concord, was an English merchant vessel until it was captured by France in 1711 and used as a slave ship. Pirates captured the vessel in 1717 and Blackbeard used the ship to capture many prizes before running her around only a year later.
34'' CSS Virginia
The CSS Virginia was the first steam-powered ironclad warship built by the Confederate Staes Navy during the first year of the American Civil War. The ship, originally the Unions USS Merrimack was burned to the waterline in 1861 to prevent the Confederates from taking her, but the Confederates salvaged the hull and engines to restore and then build it into the CSS Virginia.
21" USS Monitor
The USS Monitor was the Unions new Ironclad commissioned for the Civil War. The USS Monitor was built in an amazing 101 days when the union caught wind of the Confederates salvage and rebuild of the CSS Virginia. In 1862 at the Battle of Hampton Roads the USS Monitor and the CSS Virginia fought to a standstill.
35" Enterprise Racing Yacht
Lastly we have the Enterprise, a very popular name for vessels of every kind. This particular vessel was a 1930’s yacht and successful defender of the America’s Cup races. Unbelievably the yacht was scrapped just five years later in 1935. Well that is it for the history lesson I hope you find these as interesting as we do.
See you next week