The model is of a french built 32 gun frigate
captured by the Royal Navy in 1798 and
measured to produce the Admiralty drawing in
the background of the photo.
The scale is 1 : 48.
After about 45 years study I spent the last 2
years building the frame in boxwood with
limewood planking based on the above drawing,
1805 Steels Naval Architecture, and 2 rare
books on French wooden ship construction.
A further 2 years work is anticipated to complete
the ship up to deck level.