A representative sample of seven ships from the Revolutionary War--American and British, privateers and regular warships--are fully described in this book by one of the best-known ship modelers in the world, Harold Hahn. Those included are the 44-gun ship HMS Roebuck, the 16-gun sloop HMS Druid, the U.S. frigates Hancock and Confederacy, the U.S. privateer Oliver Cromwell, the 205-ton HMS Pelican, and the 74-gun HMS Alfred. The first half of this book deals with the history of each vessel. The remaining chapters are devoted to step-by-step detailed descriptions of building a model, using the Alfred, the largest and most complex of these ships, as the prime subject. Specially commissioned photographs illustrate every stage of development, and full sets of plans for each ship are provided. This handsome book will enthrall model builders and also appeal to historians and everyone interested in ships.