The HMS Neptune, reconstructed on the basis of original shipyard models perfectly preserved in the Greenwich Naval Museum, represents a 3rd class vessel (55/60 canons), which took part in the battle at La Hougue on 2 June 1692, where the English fleet commanded by Admiral Rooke, defeated the French fleet commanded by Admiral Tourville. Neptune has decorations that are typical of the Royal vessels of the period and reproduces the decorative part of the famous Admiral Prince in a smaller scale. The vessel underwent major changes, in the same way as other similar ships: the spritsail mast therefore disappeared and the jib boom was added to the bowsprit, and the bumpkin booms and the yards for the topgallants were added to the topmasts.
The HMS Neptune is an accurate reproduction in a 1:90 scale of a classic, fully-armed English vessel of the period - 58 canons - of which 26 on the lower deck, 24 on the main deck and 8 on the quarterdeck. Particularly pleasing from an aesthetic aspect, the Neptune represents perhaps one of the last British vessels so richly decorated of that period. The kit includes pre-cut keel and frames, all fittings and accessories, and exceptionally detailed instructions and plans.