H.M.S. DIANA was a typical British frigate in Admiral Nelson's time. She
was launched in 1794. She was one of 38-cannons-frigates, of which eight
were built in total. She was a versatile ship and used by the British in
many ways during the Napoleonic Wars.
In 1815 HMS DIANA was sold to the Dutch navy. On 27 August 1816 she was one of six Dutch frigates that participated in the bombardment of Algiers. By an accident she was destroyed in dry-dock on 16 January 1839 after 45 eventful years in operation.
This frigate model is an excellent piece of work, made with much love to detail. The elegant form of the original hull construction is clearly visible in the model. About 1500 copper plates were attached below the waterline. Sails were not included, in order not to impair the impressive appearance of the rigging.
The ship model is 1 : 64 scale. Length is 122 cm, width 49 cm, height (incl. stand) 93 cm.