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Le Soleil Royal (1669 France) – Large Size / Varnished 85cm

Admiralty Ship Models
(Code: 16)
In Stock
(1 Item(s) In Stock)
£ 2,575.00

This large Soleil Royal model ship has beautiful riggings and it is very detailed. This museum quality Soleil Royal ship model comes fully built and ready for display. It is handmade from scratch using quality wood.

  1. #DESCRIPTION#
    Dimensions:
    Length: 33.5" (85 cm)
    Width: 12.5" (31 cm)
    Height: 29" (74 cm)

    This is a very beautifully painted and detailed model ship of the Soleil Royal.
  2. #HISTORY#
    The exact launch date of the Flagship of the French fleet, SOLEIL ROYAL with its 104 cannons, is a matter of controversy. Many historians say 1690 whilst others are of the opinion that she was engaged in combat in the Mediterranean Sea as early as the 1670's. She was after King Louis XIV, Soleil Royal was the symbol of grace and ability. As the flagship of the French Navy, Soleil Royal was sumptuously decorated with wooden carvings symbolic of the French monarch. In 1692, Soleil Royal was hauled up onto the beach at Cherbourg for repairs. At port, it was a defenseless target for the Dutch and British attack on June 2nd and 3rd. The loss Soleil Royal--the most impressive tall ship that France ever built, together with 18 others, was the most serious naval setback for France in the 17th century. Today, Soleil Royal remains France’s cry of courage.
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  4. #SHIPPING COST#
    Models are shipped by UPS and these are approximate shipping costs:

    UK mainland @ £110.00
    Germany, France, Holland, and Belgium @ £134.00
    Spain, Portugal, Italy, Austria, Czech Republic, and Denmark @ £148.00

    If the delivery address is outside above-mentionedcountries, please email us to request a shipping quote. Please ensure youprovide at least the country, city, and postcode. If the delivery address is inthe USA, please also provide the name of the state.