This 1/84 scale plank-on-frame model of the HMS Granado was built by Michael Titone starting from an Artesania Latina kit. Rigging is all functional.
The Granado was originally built as a sloop designed by the great naval architect, Thomas Slade who also designed the HMS Victory. The Granado was launched on June 20, 1742.
The ship worked at intelligence gathering and intercepting smugglers and privateers. With the impending Seven Year’s War, the Admiralty converted her to a bomb vessel in 1755. As a bomb vessel she performed her duties admirably and ended her career with the close of the war in 1763.