The history of the La Renommée
La Renommée was an armed frigate bearing 8-pounder guns. It was a unique ship because she was one of the first modern frigates to be built in 1744 according to Blaise Ollivier's concepts.
The armament consisted of 26 8-pounder guns and four 4-pounders. The frigate was launched in Brest on 19 December 1744. She was captured by HMS Dover on 27 September 1747 and taken into the Royal Navy as HMS Renown. She was broken up in 1771.
The La Renommée model, photos, description and dimensions
The ship model was built to plans by Jean Boudriot. There are more pictures, several views of the entire ship model taken from all directions, and several closer views of hull, deck and rigging.
This model of La Renommée is a small but very
fine piece of work, a true masterpiece.
The ship model is 1 : 75 scale. Length is 80 cm, width 36 cm, height 62 cm.
The model was made by Luigi Balestrieri, Naples, Italy. He won eleven medals on championsships with it:
six gold medals at the Italian Championships
three gold medals at the World Championships 2008 (Czech Republic), 2010 (Germany) and 2012 (Croatia),
a gold medal at the 2011 European Championship (La Spezia, Italy),
and a silver medal at the World Championship 2014 (Bulgaria).
The stand of the model is provided by two tiny wedges of ebony.