Historic Ship Models

Historic ship models - HMS DIANA



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 are 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 the 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.