“Pressed for Service”, Royal Navy Press Gang
“Pressed for Service”, Royal Navy Press Gang, 1805 – 1815 – Metal 1/30th Scale figures in matte finish. Britain was desperate for men to serve in the King’s fleet during the Napoleonic Wars. Some of her vessels, Ships of the Line in particular had crews of approximately 800 men. Abled body men were rounded up by ship’s Press Gangs to round out their crews. Pressing was an extremely unpopular practice and was the initial premises for the United States declaring war against Britain in 1812 after her ships had been repeatedly boarded by Royal Navy boarding parties. Limited Edition of 400 sets. Set consists of Naval Officer, Rating and 2 pressed men. 4 Piece set.
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