Length: 27.5" (70 cm)
Width: 9" (22 cm)
Height: 21" (53 cm)
Our Belle Poule ship model is a must-have for any French naval history enthusiast. This ready made model ship has been handcrafted from scratch.
A wooden ship model with copper pinned hull.
The Belle Poule model ship is supported by a solid wooden stand.
This wooden ship model is handcrafted from scratch and it is sold fully assembled.
Not a kit.
- Dispatched from Bristol or Click & Collect.
Models are shipped via DHL and shipping costs are as follows:
UK mainland and Northern Ireland @ £10.50
The Scottish Highlands & Channel Islands @ £35.10
The USA @ £132.00
Please email us to request a delivery charge to your country.
INTERNATIONAL DELIVERY INCLUDING EUROPE:
Shipping cost doesn't include customs clearance, import taxes, duty or VAT. The buyer will be liable for payment of all import charges applicable in their respective country. Each country has a different tax rate. We advise buyers to check their government website for further information.
DELIVERY TO NORTHERN IRELAND:
There are no extra charges to be paid for deliveries to Northern Ireland.
The Belle Poule was built in 1834 in the shipyard of Toulon, France. It was a 60-gun ship of the line of the French Navy, and it was considered a powerful warship at the time.
The Belle Poule was one of a series of three ships of the line of the same name, which were all built in the early 19th century. The first Belle Poule was launched in 1802 and saw action in the Napoleonic Wars, while the second was launched in 1828 and served in the Mediterranean before being scrapped in 1848.
The third and final Belle Poule, the one that carried Napoleon's remains back to France, was launched in 1834 and served in various capacities for the French Navy.
In 1840, following Napoleon's death in exile on the island of Saint Helena, the French King Louis-Philippe I ordered that his remains be returned to France.
The Belle Poule was selected to transport Napoleon's remains back to France. The ship was sent to Saint Helena with a French delegation to retrieve the Emperor's body and bring it back to France. After a long and perilous journey, the Belle Poule arrived in France on December 30, 1840.
After being decommissioned in 1861, the ship was used as a training vessel and as a storage hulk before finally being broken up for scrap in 1880.