The history of the slave ship L'Aurore
L'Aurore was built in 1784 in France by the shipbuilder H. Penevert. The length amounted to 31 m, the width to 8.7 m, the displacement to 500 tons at 4 m draught. From France ships of this kind sailed to the coast of Angola, in order to take over 600 slaves for the journey to Haiti, at that time French colony Saint Domingue. From there colonial goods were bought, usually sugar, and transported to France.
In 1789 the slave trade was abolished in France.
The L'Aurore model,
photos, description and dimensions
The model was built to plans of Jean Boudriot in his book "MONOGRAPHIE DE L'AURORE - navire négrier - 1784", ANCRE publishing house. The ship model was built without sails to allow for a better view on the impressive rigging. There are more pictures, several views of the entire ship model taken from all directions, and several closer views of hull, deck and rigging. Click images to enlarge!
This model of L'Aurore is a very beautiful,
fine piece of work. The elegant lines of the ship are clearly shown in the
The ship model is 1 : 48 scale. Length is 102 cm, width 35 cm, height 81 cm.
The ship model can be taken out of the stand, e.g. for transport. It is kept in place in the stand by two pins in the keel.
Price of the ship model and
The price of the model is 6000 Euro, plus transport cost.
Transport: The ship model can be secured in a transport box. This way, delivery by truck or air cargo over long distances can be safely done.
If you live close by, picking up the model with your car may be a good way, too.
The ship model is available at my showroom in Recklinghausen. Here is information on how to order a ship model and how the transport can be arranged.
Please contact me, if you are
interested in the ship model.
Dr. Michael Czytko, Kuehlstr. 31, D-45659 Recklinghausen, Germany,
Tel. +49 2361 59757, email: firstname.lastname@example.org .
If you come by car, it is easy to find my home