A Radio-Controlled 1:36 Scale Model
HMS Macedonian was a Lively class frigate rated at 38 guns, built in 1810
at Woolrich near London, England. She was of an excellent design and typified the British 38 of the Napolionic Wars, but she was
built of inferior material due to shortages. On October 25th, 1812 near Madeira in the Atlantic; initially thinking she had found
the USS Essex which was beleived to be in the area, Macedonian had the poor luck to fall in with the much more powerful
USS United States, to which she surrendered after a short, very one-sided fight. Brought home as a prize, she became an
extremely important trophy for a young nation and it's small Navy. As USS Macedonian she served until 1828 when she was in
too poor a condition to save.
This project is to build a working, sailing model in 1:36 scale of a workhorse of the Royal Navy
- a typical 38 gun frigate, and a vessel that served in two navies.