Britannia was launched by Queen Elizabeth II on 16
April 1953 and commissioned on 11 January 1954.
During her career as Royal Yacht, she conveyed
the Queen, other members of the Royal Family, and
various dignitaries on 696 foreign visits and 272
visits in British waters. Prince Charles and
Princess Diana took a honeymoon cruise aboard
Britannia in 1981. The ship was
intended to serve as a mobile refuge for the British
Royal Family in the event of nuclear warfare with
the Soviet Union. She also was designed to be
converted into a hospital ship in time of war,
though this facility was never used.
- Scratch built
This Britannia royal yacht model features:
hull construction (very important), weighing less than 10 lbs
(A solid hull of this model would be over 40 lbs
which feels like a heavy toy rather than an art
- Hollow superstructure is comprised of many
individual thin pieces of wood glued together, not
several solid pieces of wood stacking on top one
- Windows are cutouts (not black decals), thanks to
the hollow structures.
computer-printed paper deck
- >95% of parts are wood and metal
36" long x 16" tall x 5" wide.
S & H is $90 SOLD
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