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Le Renard Ship Model (1812 France)

(Code: 094)
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    maquette bateau bois Le RenardOverall dimensions:

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

    A beautiful sailboat model for decoration at home or in the office. 

    - Copper pinned hull.
    - Wooden plank on frame model ship.

    - Two-colour rigging.
    - Handmade from scratch.

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

    UK mainland @ £23.00 (excluding the Highlands)
    Northern Ireland
     @ £23.00
    Switzerland @ £70.00
    The USA @ £140.00

    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.

    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.

    There are no extra charges to be paid for deliveries to Northern Ireland. Please make sure to select 'Northern Ireland' as country at the checkout instead of United Kingdom.
  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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