La Candelaria 1782

The Spanish bomb ketch LA CANDELARIA participated in the siege of Gibraltar in 1782. Bomb ketches were difficult to sail, as there were two large mortars on the foredeck in place of the fore-mast. To withstand the recoil of the cannons with their heavy projectiles, the bomb ketches had to have a massive and firm hull.

Bought in 2017 and this is my third model kit. Finished in little over 4 months.