HMS Diana (OC14001)

$439.00

Historic Scale Wooden Model Ship, Boat Kit by OcCre Models
Length 30-1/2″ Height 25″ Scale 1:85
Advanced Level
Wood Plank-On-Bulkhead Construction

HMS Diana – 18th Century Spanish Frigate by OcCre

HMS Diana – The frigate was the 18th century equivalent of the cruiser, used for a wide variety of roles from fleet reconnaissance to patrolling the sea lanes. Launched in 1794, the 38-gun Diana was typical of the Spanish frigates of the period. Her career spanned virtually all the French Revolutionary and Napoleon Wars. In 1815 Diana was sold to the Dutch Navy, which she continued to serve until a fire destroyed her in 1839.

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HMS Diana (OC14001) Historic Scale Wooden Model Ship, Boat Kit by OcCre Models
Length 30-1/2″ Height 25″ Scale 1:85
Advanced Level
Wood Plank-On-Bulkhead Construction

HMS Diana – 18th Century Spanish Frigate by OcCre. The frigate Diana was launched on the 10th of March 1792. It formed part of the series of frigates known as “Mahonesas”, as they had been built in the city of Mahón.

Thanks to its design, it could sail faster than its predecessors. It took part in the war against France along the Catalan coast although, during the war of Independence, its base was in Cadiz. As a member of the naval forces of Havana, it took part in battles against the corsairs in the Antilles and made various trips across the Atlantic. It was broken up in 1833 in the naval shipyard of Cartagena.

See how, step by step, you can replicate a model down to the finest detail and faithful to the original ship. We invite you to let yourself get carried away and set up spaces for creative leisure in which you can enjoy this marvelous model ship.

The Diana kit by OcCre is an accurate scale representation of this historic vessel. Construction is single plank-on-bulkhead. All wooden parts are laser cut for ease of assembly. The fittings package consists of hundreds of parts too numerous to mention. Cannon barrels, bell, rudder hinges, eyebolts, rings are brass. Figurehead, bell tower and bell, helm, anchors, two ship’s boats, belaying pins, and waist railing newel posts are cleanly cast white metal. Gilded metal is used for gun carriages, gun ports and frames. Four diameters of rigging form the lines and pre-sewn cloth sails are ready to rig. Seven sheets of plans, clearly written English instructions and over 100 photos of every step of construction make building the Diana a pleasure.

HMS Diana (OC14001) Historic Scale Wooden Model Ship, Boat Kit by OcCre Models
Length 30-1/2″ Height 25″ Scale 1:85
Advanced Level
Wood Plank-On-Bulkhead Construction

You can find the paint set for this kit here.

Some of OcCre’s manuals are available online. you can view them here.

Additional information

Weight 15 lbs

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