Scale 1 : 64, length 118 cm, width 46 cm, height 88 cm,
More photos: of entire ship, of details. Click on the photos for high resolution pictures!
HMS DIANA, a typical English frigate
HMS DIANA was a typical British frigate to be used in Admiral Nelson's time and thereafter. 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 she 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.
The HMS DIANA model, photos, description and dimensions
This ship model is a very fine piece of work that shows many details. Rigging and hull are in many details accurately implemented. The 18-pounder and 9-pounder cannons are faithfully scaled. The elegant form of the original hull construction is clearly visible in the model. About 1500 copper plates were attached below the waterline. The ship model was built without sails to allow for a better view on the very detailed, impressive rigging.
Please take your time to have a good look at the set of photos. There are several views of the entire ship model taken from all directions, and several 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.
Viewing the high resolution photos: If you use Microsoft Internet Explorer or Firefox, press F11 to minimize navigation bars and have a larger screen with the photos. The high resolution photos are about 12 megapixel. So they are about 10 - 20 times larger than your 0.5 - 1.3 megapixel computer screen. Most browsers by default downsize the pictures to screen size, so you cannot see all the details of the ship models. To see the original resolution move the mouse over the pictures and click on the magnifying lens.
The ship model is stabilized by two tiny meranti wood wedges in the middle of the hull. The wedges are fixed to the hull by double-sided adhesive tape.
The ship model is 1 : 64 scale. Length is 118 cm, width 46 cm, height 88 cm.
nthusiasts and model makers enjoy the photos and maybe get ideas or some guidance, if someone builds such a model by himself.