The C.S.S. Virginia was a confederate ironclad warship that fought the U.S.S. Monitor in the Battle of Hampton Roads during the Civil War in 1862. It played a major role in the Civil War defending the Gosport Navy Yard from the Union invasion. It is available as a FULLY ASSEMBLED model ready to be proudly display as a piece of history. Master craftsmen using historical photographs, drawings or original plans meticulously handcraft these highly detailed wood models from scratch. They are built to scale with high-grade wood such as: western red cedar, rosewood, and mahogany. They are 100% hand built individually using plank-on-frame construction method and are similar to the building of actual ships. Each model requires hundreds of hours to finish and must go through a demanding quality control process before leaving the workshop. The C.S.S. Virginia magnificent features include intricate details such as: wooden planked deck, upper wooden deck, planked lifeboats, metal anchors, smoke stack with metal rings, wooden cannons, wooden rudder and Confederate flags. This is an Exclusive Edition of the C.S.S. Virginia, where each model has unique laser cut serial number. This allows us to identify production date, material used and all other production information of a model. The model is painted in black with wooden deck to replicate the original ship colors. The model is secured tightly on a black solid wood base with a brass nameplate with the words C.S.S. Virginia. It'll make a perfect gift for home or office decorator, boat enthusiast, or passionate collector.