HMS DIANA, a typical English frigate
was a typical British frigate in Admiral Nelson's time. She
was launched in 1794. She was a 38-cannons-frigate, 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 took part in the bombardment of Algiers with five other Dutch frigates. 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. 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.
The ship model is 1 : 64 scale. Length is 118 cm, width 46 cm, height 88 cm.
The ship can be taken out of the stand, i.e. for transport.
This model has already been 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.