HMS DIANA 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.
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.
Have a look at the set of photos. There are several pictures of the model. 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.