|Ship name||LA SALAMANDRE|
|Scale||1 : 48|
|Photos 1||total views|
|Photos 2||detail views|
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Bomb ketches were difficult to sail, as there were two large mortars on the foredeck in place of the fore-mast. To withstand the recoil of the cannons with their heavy projectiles, the bomb ketches had to have a massive and firm hull.
Bomb ketches were used by the French in the 17th and 18th century to bombard port towns on the Barbary coast more efficiently. The bomb ketch LA SALAMANDRE was launched in Toulon in 1752.
This ship model is made in Admiralty style, only partly planked to allow for views into the ship's interior. It is a true master piece.
Scale 1 : 48, length 94 cm, width 40 cm, height 89 cm.
The model was built to the plans of Jean Boudriot & Hubert Berti, Bomb Ketch LA SALAMANDRE 1752, Monograph with thirty-four plates at 1:48 scale, Editions A.N.C.R.E..
The model was made by Dr. Peter Schoeberl, Haltern, Germany.
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.