Historic Ship Models

Historic ship model Le Protecteur, French ship of the line 1760


Ship model of the French LE PROTECTEUR of 1760

Scale 1 : 75, length 103 cm, width 38 cm, height 83 cm

Historical data on LE PROTECTEUR, ship of the line

The French 64-gun ship LE PROTECTEUR was launched 1760 in Toulon and sailed until 1789. The ship of the line was part of the fleet of d’Estaing in the battle of Grenada on 6 July 1779.
The Musée de la Marine in Paris has a 1 : 33 model of the ship. This ship model was made to plans of the Musée de la Marine.

Ship model LE PROTECTEUR, photos, description and dimensions

Please take your time to have a good look at the set of photos. There are several views of the entire model and closer views of hull, deck and rigging. The photos were taken with two different stands.

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, press F11 to minimize navigation bars and have a larger screen with the photos.)

This model of LE PROTECTEUR is 1 : 75 scale. It is a very beautiful and finely worked ship model built to the plans of the Musée de la Marine. Overall length is 103 cm, width 38 cm, height 83 cm in the larger stand (81 cm with small stand).

The ship model is not fixed to the stands but can be taken out, e.g. for transport. There are two stands, of which the small one can be used to place it directly on a flat surface like this model of the Royal Louis.

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.