HMS Diana was a 38-gun Artois-class fifth rate frigate of the Royal Navy. She was launched in 1794. English instruction manual exclusive english manual offer. Length 1180 mm 46.4.
Hull Length 820 mm 32.2. Completely set, included all accessories. 11 types pulley (totally more than 600 units). HMS Diana, the second built in the Artois class was designed by Sir John Henslow.
She was built by Randall & Brent of Rotherhithe, one of the largest merchant builders in the country. After eleven months building the hull, Diana was launched on the 3rd of March 1794.
She was then towed to the Royal Dockyard at Deptford where she was fitted out. This included masts, rigging, anchors, coppering of her bottom, ordnance and stores.
On the 12th of June 1794 Diana was ready to receive her full crew and spent the next 6 1/2 weeks working up at the Nore. On the 30th of May 1814 Britain and France signed a peace treaty.
On the 27th August 1816 Diana was one of 6 Frigates in the Dutch squadron that combined with the British fleet under Sir Edward Pellow (Lord Exmouth), himself a distinguished Frigate captain, and took part in the famous bombardment of Algiers. On the 16th of January 1839, after an incredible 45 year service, Diana was accidentally destroyed by fire in dry-dock at Willemsoord. The model kit of Diana is depicted not as built, but after her first refit at Portsmouth in June 1796 where she was given solid quarter deck bulwarks, carronades to replace the 9lb carriage guns and a dolphin striker on the bowsprit. Diana measured 173ft from figurehead to stern, her breadth was 39ft 3 1/2 and was almost 1000 tons burthen.
Main armament was twenty eight 18lb carriage guns on the gun deck, with secondary armament consisting of ten 9lb guns on the top deck along with eight 32lb carronades. There is no doubt that this configuration constantly changed throughout her career and at the end of her time in the British Navy she had fourteen carronades on her top deck. The Caldercraft HMS Diana kit was designed from original Admiralty plans and contains. 18 and 9 pounder cannons; double plank on bulkhead construction; black and natural hemp for rigging; 2,300 1:64 scale copper plates; full size plans; comprehensive instruction manual and drawings. NOTES: THE ITEM WILL POST FROM CHINA.I will do my best for my customers! The item "HMS Diana 1794 Scale 1/64 1180mm 46.4 Wooden Model Ship Kit" is in sale since Saturday, February 6, 2021. This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Models & Kits\Wooden". The seller is "modelshipkit" and is located in , . This item can be shipped worldwide.