Soleil Royale 1669

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Soleil Royale 1669 French vessel 1:77 Scale

Manufacturer Mantua Model code 796


Soleil Royale 1669

The Soleil Royale, Royal Sun, was a French 104 gun ship of the line, flagship of Admiral Tourville.

She was built in Brest between 1669 and 1671 by engineer Laurent Hubac, and commissioned as the flagship of the escadre du Ponant, squadron of the Ponant.

She was said to be a very good sailing ship and her decorations were 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.

The battle of Barfleur began on 19th May 1692 and lasted for almost two days.

Having been badly damaged she disengaged together with three others and was sytematically destroyed by cannon shot and fire by the Anglo/Dutch fleet.

It was reported that her destroyers were ashamed to be a part of her destruction.

The Sergal Kit of the Soleil Royale Features a double plank on frame hull construction, building plans with general details, English instructions, lost wax brass castings, wooden masts and spars, brass and walnut fittings, etched brass details, rigging cord and silk flags.

All sheet ply sections are laser cut for accuracy.

Scale 1:77 Length: 1030 mm Width: 440 mm Height: 765 mm

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