The Most Iconic Ship Models in History and Their Stories

Here are 5 of the most iconic ship models in history and their stories.

The Santa Maria

The Santa Maria ran aground on the coast of Hispaniola on Christmas Day, 1492. The crew was able to salvage some of the ship's timbers and build a new ship, the NiƱa.

The Mayflower

It was a merchant ship that was built in England and was about 100 feet long and 30 feet wide. The Mayflower had three masts and could carry up to 180 passengers and crew.

The HMS Victory

It was a first-rate ship of the line, a type of warship that was the most powerful in the world at the time. The HMS Victory was built in England and was about 180 feet long and 50 feet wide. It had three masts and could carry up to 850 guns and 840 men.

The USS Constitution

The USS Constitution is best known for its role in the War of 1812, in which it defeated several British warships. It is now preserved in Charlestown, Massachusetts.

The RMS Titanic

It was a British passenger liner that was built in Belfast, Ireland. The Titanic was the largest ship afloat at the time, and it was considered to be unsinkable.

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