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CHEBEC [XEBEC] 1753
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Chebec (Xebec) Unclassed Ship's History

The Chebec was one of the fastest ships of its era. The Chebec was a typical ship with roots in North African countries. It was the typical format for ships frequenting the ports of Algiers, Tunis and Tripoli. The Chebec was armed with 24 cannons. This particular ship model is based on the French Chebec design of the ship 'Le Requin'. The French and Spanish both copied the North African ship design for its speed. Le Requin was one of eight chebecs built in France between 1750 and 1762. Le Requin was built by Joseph Caubet, a native of Majorca, and the build lasted eight months. The amazing aerodynamic profile of this ship speaks for its speed capabilities. Chebecs were used in the mediterranean by French corsairs mainly for quick interception and getaway. This is a fantastic plank on frame ship model of the chebec based on the original plans with all its ornaments being handcarved pieces which took hours to complete.

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Length: 39" (1.0 m)
Width: 13" (32 cm)
Height: 29" (74 cm)

A fine wooden model ship of the 3 masted mediteranean Chebec (Xebec) designed for speed and used by pirates or corsairs.

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Price:   £950.00 (Euro 1,102.00)

LIMITED STOCK Please Use EMail or Phone No. at Bottom of Page to Order. Earliest Availability in SEPTEMBER 2014.


Arabian Chebec (Xebec) 1700's Arabian Chebec (Xebec) 1700's

Length: 27.5" (70 cm)
Width: 5" (13 cm)
Height: 16.5" (42 cm)

A Classic & Very Detailed Historic Arabian Ship Model

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Price:   £300.00 (Euro 348.00)

LIMITED STOCK Please Use EMail or Phone No. at Bottom of Page to Order. Earliest Availability in SEPTEMBER 2014.


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Read More About the Chebec (Xebec) ships

Read more about the Chebec ships in Brian Lavery's book Ship which is also in collaboration with the National Maritime Museum. http://www.nmm.ac.uk/

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