San Luis

San Luis was one of the galleons taken from the Portuguese when Spain overran that country in 1580. She was a medium-large galleon of about 830 tons and 38 guns. Sailing with the Medina Sedonia in the Squadron of Portugal, she was active all the way up the channel. After the fireship attack at Calais on August 8th/9th, she was one of the six or so galleons that held off the English fleet off Gravelines while the Armada reformed. She was badly damaged and cut up in this action. .

After passing around Scotland, San Luis was probabably one of the ships that sailed directly to Santander on the north coast of Spain.

The model is 7 5/8" from bowsprit to the tip of the boneventure mizzen yard, 7 1/8" tall, 5 1/8" on the waterline, and weighs 9.8 oz.
Port side.


Side view, finished kit.


Overhead.


Port bow.


Port quarter.


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