HMS DIANA was a typical British frigate in Admiral Nelson's time. She was launched in 1794. She was one of 38-cannons-frigates, 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 she was sold to the Dutch navy. On 27 August 1816 she was one of six Dutch frigates that participated in the bombardment of Algiers. By an accident she was destroyed in dry-dock on 16 January 1839 after 45 eventful years in operation.
This ship model is a very fine piece of work. Rigging and hull are in very 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. Sails were not included, in order not to impair the impressive appearance of the rigging.
This ship model is one of the eight ship models we delivered to the Morada Seaside Resort at Kuehlungsborn near Rostock on the Baltic coast. It is a beautiful hotel directly at the Baltic Sea beach, and our models are on display in the passage to the restaurant.
The ship model is 1 : 64 scale. Length is 123 cm, width 46 cm, height 88 cm.
Please take your time to have a good look at the set of photos. There are several pictures of the model.