This wooden model kit is a reproduction of the 22-gun British 6th Rate Frigate HMS Cyane. HMS Cyane was a Royal Navy Banterer-class sixth-rate post ship of nominally 22 guns, built in 1806 at Topsham, near Exeter, England. She was ordered in January 1805 as HMS Columbine but renamed Cyane on 6 December of that year. Cyane had a distinguished career in British service in actions against the Danish, in the Mediterranean and in the east indies. On 20 February 1815, she and HMS Levant engaged the USS Constitution; outgunned, both had to surrender. She then served as the USS Cyane, including a stint on anti-slavery duties, until she was broken up in 1836. This faithful reproduction is for use with 28mm figures. The ship’s deck is 25 inches long and 6.5 wide. Its overall length is 44inches and 28 in height. She is a three masted ship. The top deck is removable allowing access to the gun deck. The ship comes with all the materials to build the hull, masts, and yards. During her long service the Cyane was armed with many different combinations of cannon and carronades. This kit comes with eighteen of our 12lb cannon and eight of our 32lb carronades. This is our most complex ship kit. We recommend that you start with one of our smaller kits first.