A well presented model of USS Frigate Essex. 1799. 1:48 Scale.
The Frigate was built by Enos Briggs, Salem, Massachusetts, at a cost of $139,362 subscribed by the people of Salem and Essex County, to a design by William Hackett. She was launched on 30 September 1799. On 17 December 1799 she was presented to the United States Navy and accepted by Captain Edward Preble.
The USS Essex of the United States Navy was a 36-gun or 32-gun sailing Frigate that participated in the Quasi-War with France, the First Barbary War, and in the War of 1812. The British captured her in 1814 and she then served as HMS Essex until sold at public auction on 6 June 1837.
Item Reference = 6572
Height = 46.00 inches
Width = 61.00 inches
Depth = 19.00 inches
Condition = Excellent
Windsor House Category = Model Ships
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