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Le Soleil Royal in Display Case – Miniature Size

Admiralty Ship Models
(Code: 431)
In Stock
(3 Item(s) In Stock)
£ 55.00

This French miniature model ship is made of  moulded plastic and the sails are made of cloth. The wooden case is handcrafted and has glass panes supported by solid teak. This miniature Soleil Royal in a display case is a great corporate gift idea for events in the shipping industry or maritime museums. 


  1. #DESCRIPTION#
    Dimensions:
    Length: 10-1/2" (26.5 cm)
    Height: 6-1/4" (17 cm)
    Depth: 4" (10 cm)

    The model is made of moulded plastic and the sails are made of cloth. The wooden case is totally handcrafted and has glass panes supported by solid teak.
  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, SoleilRoyal 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 the 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 remainsFrance’s cry of courage.
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