Belle Poule

Belle Poule

$849

Dispatched by July 31, 2024
Skill Level

Scale

1 to 90

Length

42.7"(1085mm)

Height

30.1" (765mm)

Manufacturer

Occre

SKU

OC15007

Belle Poule Model Ship Kit – Occre (15007)

The Belle Poule Model Ship Kit by Occre (15007) features laser-cut parts for the framework, and double plank-on-bulkhead hull construction for ease of build. High quality wood strips are provided for hull and deck planking, wooden dowels for masts and yards, and a full set of fittings in wood, brass, and cast metal, as well as a sheet of photo-etched brass detail parts. The kit also includes colorful flags, rigging cord, display cradle, and a full set of pre-sewn sails. A pictorial instruction book and plans sheets make for an easy-to-understand build. OcCre brings to life, this famous ship in a kit that is designed to her 1825 specifications.

Belle Poule Model Ship Kit – Instructions Occre 12005

History of the Belle Poule

The “Belle Poule” was a 60-gun French Navy frigate. Frigates were versatile and fast warships designed for speed and maneuverability, performing roles in both combat and exploration.

Frigates like the “Belle Poule” were known for their speed and maneuverability, making them ideal for a variety of tasks, including pursuing and attacking enemy vessels, as well as for exploration and patrol missions.

Although its construction began in 1828, it was not launched until 1834. It was one of the first ships to be built in a covered shipyard, allowing builders to delay construction when political and financial circumstances were unfavorable. Its design was inspired by the USS Constitution frigate class. It was commissioned in July 1835, and displayed quite good sailing properties.

What really made this ship “Belle Poule” famous was the repatriation of Napoleon’s ashes aboard the Belle Poule from the island of Saint Helena to France. An event that will be remembered as it marked the end of the Napoleonic era and left a significant impact on the course of the history of France and Europe.

 

Skill Level

Scale

1 to 90

Length

42.7"(1085mm)

Height

30.1" (765mm)

Manufacturer

Occre

SKU

OC15007

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