Soleil Royal Size 3

Dimension: Length 102 x Width 38 x Height 93 cm

 Grade A / Museum Quality

Construction of the boat:

  • We place a double layer of plank on the hull, Teak wood.
  • Decks are curved with small planks of Rosewood.
  • Masts and other pieces on the deck are made Teak, Acajou and Rosewood.
  • Sculptures, anchors, and cannons are molded in Zinc metal and painted.
  • Ornaments turned into Solid Brass.
  • Cotton sails are tinted in the tea.
  • Ropes are cotton and nylon waxed in the bee wax to do the rigging.

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Description

French ship Soleil Royal (1670)

Soleil Royal (Royal Sun) was a French 104-gun ship of the line, flagship of Admiral Tourville.

French Soleil Royal was built in Brest between 1668 and 1670 by engineer Laurent Hubac.

However, she was launched in 1669, and stayed unused in Brest harbour for years.

French Soleil Royal was recommissioned with 112 guns and 1200 men. The Royal Sun was said to be a good sailing ship and her decorations.

Moreover, amongst the most beautiful and elaborate of all baroque flagships. The emblem of the “sun” had been chosen by Louis XIV¬†as his personal symbol.

Soleil Royal became a traditional name for capital ships of the Ancien Régime.

Additional information

Weight 28 kg
Dimensions 112 × 48 × 103 cm