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Le Renard Ship Model (1812 France)

(Code: 094)
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  1. #DESCRIPTION#
    maquette bateau bois Le RenardOverall dimensions:

    Length: 25" (64 cm)
    Width: 9.25" (23.5 cm)
    Height: 22" (56 cm)

    - Copper pinned hull
    - Two-colour rigging
    - Handmade from scratch

    - Supported by a solid wooden stand
    - Model ship is sold fully assembled
    - Not a kit
  2. #SHIPPING COST#
    Models are shipped by courier and shipping cost is as follows:

    UK mainland & Northern Ireland @ £35.00 (excluding the Highlands)
    Switzerland @ £70.00
    The USA @ £140.00

    Please email us to request a shipping quote to your country/UK area

    INTERNATIONAL DELIVERY:
    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.

    EUROPEAN UNION DELIVERY:
    Shipping cost doesn't include customs clearance and VAT. The United Kingdom has left the European Union and therefore the buyer will be liable for payment of VAT in their country. Each country has a different VAT rate. We advise buyers to check their government website for further information.
  3. #HISTORY#
    In 1812, French Privateer (Corsair) Robert Surcouf launched his last ship, Le Renard. She was a single-mast, 70-tonne cutter, with 10 carronades and 4 canons, crewed by 46 men. On 9 September beginning at five o'clock and lasting through the night, Le Renard successfully engaged the British vessel Alphea. She was armed with 16 cannons and over 80 elite British sailors. Combat was intense and bloody until at three o'clock in the morning, when the Alphea took two direct hits from Le Renard to (presumably) the powder magazine, which caused the ship to explode. There were no reported survivors; Surcouf returned to France with only 13 able-bodied men.
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