Details about LE RENARD 1812 - FRENCH - WOODEN SHIP KIT - BRAND NEW - BY ARTESANIA LATINASee original listing
14 Oct, 2012 20:30:13 AEDST
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Echuca, Victoria, Australia
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|Brand:||Artesania Latina||Model:||Timber Sailing Ship|
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I HAVE THIS BEAUTIFUL MODEL OF
'LE RENARD 1812'
UP FOR AUCTION
The kit was produced by the renown Spanish model firm ARTESANIA LATINA, with a reputation for manufacturing fine, accurate timber models.
Complete with super fine detail parts, cotton rigging, sail cloth, laser cut timber components, detailed colour photographs and step by step instructions, this 1:50 scale replica will make a fine model of museum quality.
Length 630mm, Height (sails rigged) 530mm and has a beam of 240mm
Here's some history I found online about the cutter from 'Wikipedia', the free encyclopedia
Le Renard (The Fox) was a cutter armed by Robert Surcouf. She was his eighth and last privateer ship.
Renard was launched in 1812 and commissioned under captain Leroux-DesrochettesIn 1812. She was a single-mast, 70-ton cutter, with 10 carronades and 4 long guns, crewed by 46 men.. On 9 September 1812, beginning at 5 p.m. and lasting through the night, Renard successfully engaged the British 10-gun schooner HMS Alphea, crewed by 35 sailors. Combat was intense and bloody until at 3:30 a.m. the following morning, when the Alphea took two direct hits from Renard to (presumably) the powder magazine and exploded. There were no reported survivors. Leroux-Desrochettes had an arm shot away and later died of his injuries. Renard returned to France with only 13 able-bodied men.
In 1991, the Cortre Corsaire built a replica of Le Renard which I believe is in a museum in France
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