First built in the French shipyards in the 1730’s, the 74 gun ship was an ideal compromise between power and maneuverability. The British Admiralty began construction of this type of vessel in 1755.Commissioned on December 28, 1757, the H.M.S. Bellona was launched on February 19th, 1760. One of the most famous ships of the British Navy, her career spanned 57 years.Corel’s reproduction is based on original plans, plus a model thought to have been built in 1778 for King George.
Plank on bulkhead assembly uses pre-cut plywood. All fittings are finished and ready to use, although some parts must be cut from wood supplied.
Bow and stern fillers assure correct hull shape, and double planking is done in limewood and walnut.Brass figurehead, stern ornamentation and photo-etched brass parts are intricately detailed.
Armament consists of a full set of cast metal cannon, ranging in size from 11 to 30 millimeters.
kit comes with cannon carriages as needed, gun port lids, silk screened flags, five diameters of rigging line, plans, illustrated instructions and display cradle.
Length 29″ / Height 24″ / Scale 1:100.