Construction was started on the Rayo in Havana, Cuba along with her sister ship Fenix in 1747 and launched in 1749. The Rayo is an 80-gun “Ship of the Line” (navio) of the Spanish Navy. She was unable to leave port due to lack of crew when she was commissioned in January 1751. A year later the Rayo finally left Cuba for Cadiz with minimal crew of 453 men. She was accompanied by the Princesa, Infante and Galicia carrying a cargo of sugar and timber. From 1803 to 1805 the Rayo was rebuilt into a three-decked ship with 100 guns. She was dismasted during the Battle of Trafalgar and was later captured by the HMS Donegal. Subsequently, she was wrecked in a storm when she ran aground.
New to the market Disar Model is a family business working with a team of professionals with more than 20 years of experience in the boat modeling and hobby sector. Their wooden model kits reflect the maritime history of Spain. Disar Model bring new and unique models to the market which are faithful replicas, based on plans and documentation verified by professionals. Innovative and high-quality woods and other components are used throughout.
This is a level 3 model. The length is 275 mm (10.8 inches), width is 200 mm (7.8 inches) and the height is 410 mm (16.1 inches). The Scale is 1:32.