La Confiance Size 2

950

Dimension: Length 110 x Width 27 x Height 81 cm

  Grade B / Quality Superior

Construction of the boat:

We place a double layer of plank on the hull, Teak wood.

  • Deck made with small planks of Oak wood.
  • Masts and others pieces on the deck are made Teak, Acajou, and Beech wood.
  • The Figurehead, anchors, and canons are molded in Zinc metal and painted.
  • The Cotton sails tinted in tea.
  • Ropes are cotton and nylon waxed in the bee wax to do the rigging.

Description

La Confiance Ship

Origin: France

Year: 1638

La Couronne (French for “crown”) was an emblematic ship of the French Navy built by order of Richelieu.

La Confiance ship was the first major warship to be designed and built by the French. In addition, with Richelieu’s plans to renew the French Navy. After that,  a series of warships had been built by

the Dutch.

The construction of La Confiance ship was supervised by Isaac de Launay Razilly (died in Arcadia 1635). Moreover,  overseen by the famous carpenter Charles Morieu, from Dieppe. La couronne, was being constructed at La Roche-Bernard and was one of the most advanced units of her time. After launch in 1632 or 1633, she was moved to Brouage in September 1634 where she was completed around 1635 by Mathieu Casteau.

Most importantly, la courrone ship, carried up to heavy guns. Therefore,  most on her two-deck broadsaide but also 8 firing forwards from the bow and 8 firing aft. As a result, an unusual feature until Dupuy de Lôme redesigned naval artillery. Couronne took part in the Battle of Guetaria on 22 August 1638, and another expedition to Spain in 1639 under Henri de Sourdis. The ship was disarmed in 1641 and scrapped between 1643-1645.

A French Navy: 

La couronne “Maquette de bateau”

Additional information

Weight 16 kg
Dimensions 120 × 37 × 91 cm