C.S.S. David Confederate Torpedo Boat by Cottage Industry Ltd

1/32 scale (54-mm) resin kit made in USA

# CO 32-002

$144

       

Originally built as a private venture in 1863, this cigar-shaped boat carried a 60 pound explosive charge on the end of a spar, which was projected forward from her bow.  She was a Steam-Powered Fast Torpedo Boat, which meant for surface use only, and painted gray to conceal her presence within view of the enemy.  her most famous engagement was with the Federal ironclad steam, New Ironsides.  On October 5th, 1863, the David's successful encounter with this Union vessel inflicted serious damage.  The name "David" was used as a generic term for many Confederate torpedo boats and their existence caused grave concern among Union naval officers, although were never a serious threat to the Northern blockade.  The ultimate fate of this infamous vessel is unknown, although it is believed to have fallen into Union hands when Charleston was captured in February, 1865.  Possibly, the David was among several torpedo boats captured and later sold for iron scrap.

This 1/32 scale resin kit features a complete interior for cutaway display.  "Moderately" difficult to build.  Kit measures approximately 29 inches long.

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