HMS Diana 1:64 Scale Wooden Kit 38 Gun Heavy Frigate Period Ship Highly Detailed, Accurate

Part Number: 9000

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Regular Price: £669.99

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Caldercraft have a great reputation for producing a range of very accurate and detailed scale model kits of excellent quality. Each comprehensive kit is individually assembled for every sale and is normally despatched within 7 to 14 days from date of order.

HMS Diana was designed by Sir John Henslow and was launched on the 3rd of March 1794. Diana had a very long career in which most of her time was spent in patrol, convoy and blockade duties. The highlight of her career was in August 1795 when, accompanied by her sister ship Seahorse and the frigate Unicorn, they captured the Dutch East Indiaman Cromhout, another merchant ship and her escort. From the Cromhout alone the ship shared nearly £47,000 prize money. In March 1815 she was sold to the Dutch Navy and on the 27th August 1816 Diana took part in the famous bombardment of Algiers. On the 16th of January 1839, after an incredible 45 year service, Diana was accidentally destroyed by fire in dry-dock at Willemsoord.

The model kit of Diana is depicted after her first refit at Portsmouth in June 1796. Main armament was twenty eight 18lb carriage guns on the gun deck, with secondary armament consisting of ten 9lb guns on the top deck along with eight 32lb carronades. There is no doubt that this configuration constantly changed throughout her career and at the end of her time in the British Navy she had fourteen carronades on her top deck.

The Diana kit was designed from original Admiralty plans and contains:
CNC cut timber throughout; brass 18 and 9 pounder cannons; double plank on bulkhead construction; black and natural hemp for rigging; 2,300 1:64 scale copper plates; full size plans; comprehensive instruction manual and drawings.

  • Scale: 1:64
  • Length: 1180mm
  • Width: 430mm
  • Height: 838mm
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    Additional Information

    Part Number 9000
    Manufacturer Caldercraft
    Model Build Kit
    Scale 1:64
    Length (mm) 1180
    Requires Glues, paints, etc.


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