Ship model HMS DIANA
Scale 1 : 64, length 122 cm, width 49 cm, height 93 cm
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.
Please take your time to have a good look at the set of photos. There
several views of the entire ship model and
closer views of hull, deck 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 Firefox or Microsoft Internet Explorer, press F11 to minimize navigation bars and have a larger
screen with the photos.)
The ship model is 1 : 64 scale. Length is 122 cm, width 49 cm, height
(incl. stand) 93 cm.
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.