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La Couronne

by Lee Martin

The Model

This is a Corel kit with the following modifications -

  • deck furniture and second planking from mahogany
  • a single plank ship’s boat
  • scratch built tops
  • kit’s rigging plan enhanced to add
    • upper and lower catharpins
    • jeers to the main yards of each mast
    • bowlines to each yard
    • mizzen topmast stays
    • fore topmast stays
    • spritsail topmast backstays

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The Vessel

La Couronne was the first major warship built by the French themselves after a series of ships had been designed and built for them by the Dutch. Since it was scrapped after just seven years, this suggests to me that it had some serious deficiencies, but was a valuable learning experience.

Dates and General Characteristics

Built
1637
Decommissioned
1641
Broken up
1644
Length
203' LOA, 171' hull
Beam
47'
Complement
643
Armament
68 guns (32x18-pounders, 24x9-pounders, plus smaller guns)

Model Subject » Type » Vessel » Naval and Privateer » Wooden Navy » Ships of the line
Model Subject » Propulsion » Sail
Model Subject » Era » (1400-1700) Age of Exploration
Model Subject » Length » 125-200 feet (38-61m)
Model Subject » Nationality » France
Model » Type » Static
Model » Build Method » Modified Kit
Model » Modellers » Martin, Lee
Model » Scale » (0100) 1:100

 


Calendar

Start End Name Action
2018-01-13
10:00

12:00
Monthly Meeting

Mariners' Museum

2018-02-10
10:00

12:00
Monthly Meeting

Mariners' Museum

Please enter at the business entrance, at the bronze doors.  If you do not know the way to the meeting room, the guards will instruct you.

More @ http://www.hrsms.org/home/Home+Page#Meetings

2018-02-24
08:30

17:00
Old Dominion Open Model Show and Contest

https://www.facebook.com/events/1402531499811412/

2018-03-10
10:00

12:00
Monthly Meeting

Norge Hall, Norge Virginia

We will hold an auction of old kits, tools, plans, and books.  Guests are welcome.