Turret ship, Peru, 1862

SKU: PS07 Categories: ,


Built in Britain for the Peruvian Navy, the Huascar had an active service life of over 20 years, fought in 5 major wars and served in 2 navies. Armed with a Coles-type turret mounting two 10″ MLR guns, she sank a Chilean frigate with gunfire, rammed and sank the Chilean frigate Esmaralda and fought the Royal Navy steam frigate HMS Shah (an action that included the first use of locomotive torpedoes). She was finally captured by Chile in 1875 at the Battle of Angjamos.

Completely restored during 1978, she is now moored at the Chilean naval base of Talcahuano, where she is visited by thousands of people every year.

The model can be built to show the Huascar as she appeared when first built or as she appears today. An optional reduced rig shows how she may have appeared at the Battle of Anjamos.

Technical Details

Length Beam Displacement Armament Crew
67m 11m 1130 tons 2 x 25cm BLR 200

Model Details

Scale Length/Width Pieces Sheets Difficulty (1-5)
1:250 25cm/3.5cm 400 3 x A4 4 [Difficult]

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