was a 74-gun third-rate ship of the line of the
Royal Navy, launched in 1787.
1796, Captain Horatio Nelson was transferred from
HMS Agamemnon into Captain. Nelson was
appointed as commodore of a squadron which was first
deployed off Livorno during Napoleon's march through
In February 1797, Nelson
joined Admiral Jervis's fleet at the southwest tip
of Portugal, just before the fleet intercepted a Spanish
Nelson realized that the
leading Spanish ships were escaping and steered HMS Captain
out of the line of battle in order to attack the
Spanish. Captain exchanged
fire with the much larger ship flagship--Santísima Trinidad,
which mounted 136 guns on four decks. Later
she closely combated with the 80-gun San Nicolas.
When HMS Captain was badly damaged and hardly maneuverable, Nelson
himself led a boarding party onto the San Nicolas.
Soon after, he was preparing to board the San
Josef but the San Josef lowered its flags.
The taking of the two larger ships was later
immortalized as 'Nelson's Patent Bridge for
HMS Captain was the most
severely damaged of the British ships as she was in
the thick of the action for longer than any other
ship. The Battle of Cape St. Vincent
made Nelson's name. He was knighted for his
initiative and daring. In the same year Nelson
was promoted to Rear Admiral of the Blue, the ninth
highest rank in the Royal Navy.
This HMS Captain model features:
Superior hollow hull
All parts are wooden or metal
Fine deck details
rigging system comprised of many different sizes of
masts and bowsprit per original blueprint
Metal barrels on wooden
carriages that sit on real decks (not plugged-in
Copper-plated bottom: Hundreds of individual
43" long x 34" tall X 12" wide
Add light feature:
and handling cost: for shipment in the USA:
$220, Canada and Hawaii $390, Europe, Middle
East and Africa $450, Australia and East
Asia $590. Will be added automatically
during the checkout process. Model
will arrive in about seven days.
Express 2-day service in the USA is also
available during the checkout process.