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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.
    - Sold fully assembled and ready for display
    - Supported by a solid wooden stand
    - Not a kit
    Models are shipped by courier and shipping cost is as follows:
    UK mainland @ £41.00 (excluding the Highlands)

    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.

    You will be liable for payment of any import taxes, duties, VAT or charges applicable in your country.

    The United Kingdom has left the European Union and therefore you will be liable for payment of VAT in your country. The courier company will contact you to advise how much VAT you have to pay. Once payment is made, the package will be released from customs and delivered to your door. Each country has a different tax rate. Please check on your own government website.

  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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