Warship; French; Lugger; 8 guns

Scale: 1:24. A contemporary full hull model of a French 8-gun lugger (circa 1800), built plank on frame of clinker construction, and finished in the Georgian style. Model is decked, equipped and fully rigged, with sails set, both of which are original. At this scale the model represents a vessel measuring 76 feet overall by 20 feet in the beam and an approximate tonnage of 110 burden.

This model closely represents the type of three-masted lugger used by French privateers during the Napoleonic Wars. The clinker-built hull has fine lines, and, with the tall masts, proved to be very fast and able to sail close to the wind.

Object Details

ID: SLR0606
Collection: Ship models
Type: Full hull model; Rigged model; Sails set; Plank-on-frame
Display location: Not on display
Date made: Circa 1800
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Caird Collection
Measurements: Overall model: 1100 x 1623 x 277 mm; Base: 37 x 46 x 140 mm; Base: 16 x 46 x 135 mm
Parts: Warship; French; Lugger; 8 guns

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