Historic Scale Wooden Model Ship Kit by Euromodel Models
Length 930mm Height 820mm Width 190mm Scale 1:47 Advanced Level
Double Plank on Bulkhead Wooden Construction
Friedrich Wilhem 52 Gun 17th C German Frigate
FRIEDRICH WILHELM The “Friedrich Wilhelm zu Pferde”, a German frigate, was built between 1660 and 1661 in the shipyard of Pillau Princpautè by Mr. G.C. Peckelhering. It’s length was 125 feet, the width 32 feet and the tonnage about 900 tons. The ship was designed with 50/60 guns and a crew of 250 men. The “Friedrich Wilhelm zu Pferde” made several trips … in 1685 from Pillau to Emden, in September 1691 from Emden to Shetland Islands under the guide of Captain Jean Le Sage as an escort for the “Derfflinger”. On July 25 1692, along with a large fleet, the “Friedrich Wilhelm zu Pferde” sailed from Emden, heading towards Guinea. During the trip it and the “Salamander” won a victory over a French ship. At this time in history, Brandeburg was at war France. In the night of October 30/31 1692. three French ships fought the “Friedrich Wilhelm zu Pferede” With the first cannonades, Captain Jean Le Sage was killed and the ship was set on fire.