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Ship model French Soleil Royal of 1669


Ship model Soleil Royal of 1669


Ship name Soleil Royal
Scale 1 : 77
Length 102 cm
Width 44 cm
Height 94 cm
Material hull Wood
Photos 1 Total views
Photos 2 Views of details
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SOLEIL ROYAL, a famous ship in French naval history

The French SOLEIL ROYAL was one of the most powerful warships of her time. She was named in honour of the Sun KING, Louis XIV. The ship was launched 1669 in Brest and carried 104 cannons. As flagship of the French Navy, she was extensively painted and decorated with wooden carvings. The figurehead was a seahorse that was flanked by winged maidens.

At the battle of Beachy Head in July 1690, admiral Tourville led the French fleet of 70 ships against the united English and Dutch fleet of 57 ships, scoring a victory. Two years later the situation was different. On 20 May 1692, at the battles of Barfleur and La Hogue, a French fleet with only 44 ships come on the English and Dutch with twice as many ships. Some the French ships could escape. The SOLEIL ROYAL, however, was severely damaged and ran aground when trying to escape to Cherbourg. On 23 May 1692 the English managed to destroy her by fireships.


The SOLEIL ROYAL model, photos, description and dimensions

The finely worked, detailed model of the SOLEIL ROYAL clearly shows the impressive lines of hull and rigging that were typical of ships of that age.  The model is 1 : 77 scale. Length is 102 cm, width 44 cm, height 94 cm.

The ship's hull was painted in royal blue and gold. The decorations are shown in the model in very detail. There are more pictures, several views of the entire model and close views of hull, rigging and decorations. Click images to enlarge!


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.

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