CSS Jamestown, obviously named after the Jamestown settlement, did not have a very long, nor interesting military career. She was originally built as a passenger steamer in 1853, but her career during this time is unknown. She was pressed into Confederate service in 1861 while in Richmond, she would eventually return here at the end of her career. The highlight of her short life was the assisting of CSS Virginia in her attacks during the Battle of Hampton Roads. After the battle, she would venture out next to Virginia once again in an attempt to draw the Union blockaders into another fight however, no such fight ever emerged as the blockade was under very strict orders not to engage under any circumstances. With this taunting being fruitless, other than the relatively insignificant capture of a few merchant ships, Jamestown was sent to assist in events occurring up the James River, returning to Norfolk once to gather more ships and ordnance. There was a second run to Norfolk attempted, but it was a failure. Shortly after this second failed trip, Jamestown was sunk as a channel obstruction in the James River beneath Drewry’s Bluff.
This ship is modeled in 1/600 scale and can be printed using any resin or FDM printer. Ship comes with and without base.
When printing in FDM, some details may be too small to print with a stock 0.4mm nozzle.
Included with this purchase is:
CSS Jamestown with base