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Le Soleil Royal (1669 France) – Medium Size / 54 cm

Admiralty Ship Models
(Code: 71)
In Stock
(5 Item(s) In Stock)
£ 400.00

This Soleil Royal model ship is supported by a solid wooden stand and brass. It also is decorated with higher quality carvings. Le Soleil Royal is the perfect gift for French friends who love naval history or work in the shipping industry.

  1. #DESCRIPTION#
    Dimensions:
    Length: 21" (54 cm)
    Width: 9" (22 cm)
    Height: 19" (49 cm)

    This model is supported by a solid wooden stand & brass supports. It also is decorated with higher quality carvings.
  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 defenceless 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 @ £30.00
    Germany, France, Holland, and Belgium @ £52.00
    Spain, Portugal, Italy, Austria, Czech Republic, and Denmark @ £58.00
    USA @ £120.00

    If the delivery address is outside above-mentioned countries, please email us to request a shipping quote. Please ensure you provide at least the country, city, and postcode.