ASTROLABE - French Sloop 1785

£286.52

Skill Level

Length

43-1/2" (1100mm)

Height

38" (965mm)

SKU KTMA773 Categories , ,

The Astrolabe was a converted fluyt of the French Navy. She departed Brest on 1 August 1785 under Paul Antoine Fleuriot de Langle, along with the Boussole under La Perouse. The expedition vanished mysteriously in 1788 after leaving Botany Bay on 10 March 1788.

The fate of the expedition was eventually solved by Captain Peter Dillion in 1827 when he found remnants of the ships the Astolable and the Boussole at Vanikoro Island in the New Hebrides. The ships had been wrecked in a storm. Survivors from one ship had been massacred while survivors from the other ship had constructed their own small boat and sailed off the island, never to be heard from again.

This ship model kit is single planked.

Mantua Model Ships & Mantua Model Boats have built its reputation on large, elaborately detailed ship model kits. Their ship model kits use photo-etched brass, cast metal fittings, cast metal and machined turned brass fittings. The detail in their range of large ship models is exceptional.

Skill Level

Length

43-1/2" (1100mm)

Height

38" (965mm)

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