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Royal Louis

by Lee Martin

The Model

This is a Mamoli kit with the following modifications -

  • builder-supplied mahogany and ebony for second planking, and cherry for deck furniture
  • staircases, ship's boats, cheeks and rails scratch built

History

Following the end of the French monarchy, the ship was renamed "La republicain" in 1792.
While leaving the French harbor of Brest in 1794, she ran aground and was destroyed by a hurricane several days later.


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The Vessel

The ship was built in 1780. Following the end of the French monarchy, the ship was renamed "La republicain" in 1792.

While leaving the French harbor of Brest in 1794, she ran aground and was destroyed by a hurricane several days later.

General Characteristics

Length
345'
Complement
1260 men, including riflemen and bombardiers
Armament
120 guns (32x36-pounders, 34x24-pounders, 32x12-pounders, smaller ones on upper decks)

Model Subject » Type » Vessel » Naval and Privateer » Wooden Navy » Ships of the line
Model Subject » Propulsion » Sail
Model Subject » Era » (1700-1815) Apex of Sail
Model Subject » Length » 200-400 feet (61-122m)
Model Subject » Nationality » France
Model » Type » Static
Model » Build Method » Modified Kit
Model » Modellers » Martin, Lee
Model » Scale » (0090) 1:90
 


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.