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Alexander 75cm – Largest ship of the First Fleet

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History is littered with many important moments, especially in the development and colonization of other countries. One such example of this is the Alexander, the largest ship of the First Fleet ships. The Alexander played a major role in the discovery and establishment of Australia. With HMS Supply& the HMS Sirius, Alexander was among the most important ships of this journey.

Are you looking for an easy way to add some artistic décor to your boardroom, study, or elsewhere? Then find a piece if history. And for this with a passion for Australian history, few ships are more important than the Alexander. Our gorgeous model of this famous ship is one of the best in our collection. It is a fantastic choice for those who are looking for a way to help add some artistic models that represent very important parts of our shared national history.

Key Features of the Alexander model ship:

  • Highly impressive, ready to display wooden model ship – this is not a kit to assemble.
  • 75 x 18 x 68cm in size, with a 1:47 scale.
  • Handcrafted using wood and metal materials. No plastic used: truly true to the 1700s.
  • Individual timber made for each part of the boat for that much-needed attention to detail.
  • Gun ports are sliced into the hull.
  • Cannons muskets and various other metal sections all made from sculpted metal.
  • Deck features help to add attention to detail with realistic extras such as lifeboats and steering wheel are included
  • Handmade sails with fine linen and rigging lines of various formats.
  • The model sitting atop a strong, sturdy wooden base with a name plate.
  • Fact sheet added in for making it easy to show others about the Alexander.

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About the Alexander ship

History is littered with many important moments, especially in the development and colonization of other countries. One such example of this is the Alexander, the largest ship of the First Fleet ships. The Alexander played a major role in the discovery and establishment of Australia. With HMS Supply& the HMS Sirius, Alexander was among the most important ships of this journey.

Are you looking for an easy way to add some artistic décor to your boardroom, study, or elsewhere? Then find a piece if history. And for this with a passion for Australian history, few ships are more important than the Alexander. Our gorgeous model of this famous ship is one of the best in our collection. It is a fantastic choice for those who are looking for a way to help add some artistic models that represent very important parts of our shared national history.

Boat History

As the largest of the convict transports ever built, it would be fair to say that the Alexander has a very important place in history. The ship itself was built in Hull in 1783 as a three-mast, two-deck ship with a quarter deck. Interestingly, it was built without a figurehead or galleries. This made it quite an interesting ship design for this particular era.

The Alexander itself was built to be the large vessel in the fleet, only beaten by the Sirius in terms of sheer size. A whopping 114ft long and 31ft wide, the Alexander was regarded as a titan of the seas during its years in operation. Owned by William Walton, a Southwark-based master mariner, the ship was used to transport convicts to Botany Bay. At the time, this was a very profitable form of business.

The transport was fitted under the observations of legends of the time like Lt. John Shortland, who was appointed the naval agent of the First Fleet. Indeed, the first of some 192 male convicts sent to prison at Woolwich were placed on the Alexander on the 6th January 1787.

However, the maiden voyage was blighted by high sickness and death rates among the convicts. The ship first arrived in Tenerife before setting sail for Rio de Janeiro, and from Rio to the Cape of Good Hope. Indeed, having left England in May, they set out from Rio in November to reach Botany Bay. By January 1788, the ship was among the last days of its voyage. However, upon arriving at Botany Bay, it was found that the new preference for settling in was to be at Port Jackson, or Sydney Cove.

After the convicts were dropped off, the ship returned to England alongside the likes of the Friendship and the Prince of Wales ships. They arrived back in England, and continued to work as a key part of sea life in England. The ship was cancelled as part of the London registry in 1792, and the ship was registered again in Hull. However, no singular record exists of the Alexander after the year 1808.

Still, given its importance in shipping convicts over to Australia in the past, the ship still retains a huge sense of importance within national history.

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2 reviews for Alexander 75cm – Largest ship of the First Fleet

  1. Garry Neill

    We asked Tim about doing another one of the ships from the first fleet and the Alexander was the it..This is now our fifth ship from Tim and the team and just like the rest it is absolute perfection..The finish and detail is just spot on and the service from Seacraft is is just the best..Well done Tim on another great job!!

  2. Garry Neill

    Just unpacked the Alexander and as always another piece of fantastic craftsmanship..she looks great with my other two from the first fleet..Service and delivery is just the best.We cannot say enough about Tim and the crew.

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