Sunday, 15 November 2020

Comus Class Corvette




I was wondering what to do with my surplus to requirements model of the Independencia, so did a bit of research into contemporary warships of similar dimensions, rigging and hull profile. The best fit I could come up with was the Royal Navy Comus class corvettes, which are am almost perfect match in both dimensions and appearance. The end result is a useful model that I can add to my later Victorian ironclad fleet of the 1880's, which as yet doesn't feature anything equivalent. I may go back and swap the main sail for a smaller sail set, as the one supplied with the model is a bit too large, but I'm pleased to find a useful role for the model which will neatly fill a bit of a gap in my project. 

4 comments:

  1. A neat little model. Of course the most famous of the Comus class was HMS Calliope, which survived the Samoa typhoon of 1889 thanks to superb construction and seamanship.

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  2. Indeed. Quite a feat of seamanship! I may get another one of these models, as I wouldn't mind having a third Huascar as well.

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    1. Had a go at replacing that mainsail...should have known better!

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