Ship model French corvette LA
Corvette LA CRÉOLE - historical background
The French corvette LA CRÉOLE was designed 1827 by engineer P. M.
Leroux. On 5 May 1829 she was launched at the Cherbourg shipyard. She
had a length of 39 m, width of 9,70 m, and was armed with 20 thirty
pounder carronades and four eighteen pounder cannons. The crew were 150
men. A contemporary dockyard model of the ship today still stands in the
Musée de la Marine in Paris.
The model ship LA CRÉOLE, photos, description and dimensions
This ship model is implemented as partly rigged model here. The rigging
stands up to the top of the lower masts. This allows for a clearer view
on the deck.
Please take your time to have a good look at the set of photos. There
several views of the entire model and
several closer views hull and rigging. If you click on a photo you
will get that photo in high resolution. Only these high resolution
photographs show how much work and handicraft ability were put in the
model. (If you use Microsoft Internet Explorer or Netscape Navigator,
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This model has been already sold. The pictures and the data are shown in
gallery of the ship models sold only to let enthusiasts and model
makers enjoy the photos and maybe get ideas or some guidance, if someone
builds such a model by himself.
This very beautiful masterpiece model of the LA CRÉOLE is 1 : 36 scale.
Length is 111 cm, width 27 cm, height 65 cm.