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La Confiance Ship Model (1799 France)|Medium Size

(Code: 022)
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  1. #SIZE#
    Length: 27" (70 cm)
    Width: 10" (25 cm)
    Height: 23.6" (60 cm)

    This is a museum quality copper pinned wooden plank on frame ship model.
    Models are shipped by UPS and shipping costs are as follows:

    UK mainland @ £42.00 (excluding the Highlands)
    Ireland and Northern Ireland @ £62.00
    Germany, France, Holland, and Belgium @ £68.00
    Spain, Portugal, Italy, Austria, Czech Republic, Poland and Denmark @ £78.00
    Switzerland @ £85.00
    Slovakia and Hungary @ £87.00
    Turkey (Istanbul or Ankara only) @ £218.00
    Russia (Moscow) @ £218.00

    New York City @ £189.00
    The USA (except NY City) @ £245.00
    Canada (Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal, Ottawa) @ £245.00

    If the delivery address is outside above-mentioned countries, cities or area in the UK, please email us to request a shipping quote. Please ensure you provide at least the country, city, and postcode.
  3. #HISTORY#
    In May 1800, Surcouf took command of La Confiance, a fine and fast 18-gun ship from Bordeaux undergoing repairs in Isle de France (Mauritius). Beginning in March, Surcouf led a brilliant campaign which resulted in the capture of nine British ships. On the 7 October, 1800, in the Bay of Bengal, La Confiance met the 38-gun Kent, a 1200-ton East Indiaman with 400 men and a company of naval riflemen. Despite being outnumbered three to one, the French managed to seize control of the Kent. He became a living legend in France and, in England, a public enemy whose capture was valued at 5 million francs, although he was noted for the discipline of his crew and his humane treatment of prisoners.
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