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Astrolabe. French Sloop 1812 1:50

Mantua Astrolabe. French Sloop 1812 1:50

Mantua's Astrolabe is a fine reproduction of a typical French sloop from the early 1800’s. this model was built up using plans obtained from the French Naval Museum of Paris. The Astrolabe was a famous exploration and survey vessel.

Plank on frame hull construction (Single planked)
Scale 1:50
Length: 1100mm
Width: 380mm
Height: 820mm

The corvette Astrolabe (L'Astrolabe) was launched at Toulon in 1811 as Ecurie, a horse transport ship of 380 tons. She is one of twelve ships of the same type, length 31.57, beam 18.48, draught 4.25m, sail area 994 sqm. Armed with fourteen 6pdr guns. She could transport between 40 and 50 horses. During 1813 she was transformed for the transportation of men and ammunition. The new corvette was named La Coquille on 9 July 1814. Because of her qualities, she was again transformed for survey voyages. On August 1822, under command of Duperrey, she left Toulon for her first round the world voyage. On 24 March 1825 she was back in Marseille.

Scientific results were very important at the time after the Revolution and Napolenic problems, and France wanted to know about the La Perouse expedition. The first of August 1785, the Astrolabe and the Boussole de la Perouse depared for a voyage around the world, from which they would never return.
Renamed Astrolabe (a navigational instrument, but also the name of Perouses's ship which disappeared somewhere in the Pacific in 1788) she left Toulon on 25 April 1826, under command of Dumont D'Urville. He finally found the place where the former Astrolabe had sunk near the coast of Vanikoro, New Hebrides - a 'halve globe' away from the spot where the last message was sent from.
Remarkable though is the fact that Jules Verne in one of his books, 20.000 miles under the sea, has named the island Vanikoro as one of the possible places where Perouse has wrecked...

A second scientific voyage took place from 1826 to 1829, during which Astrolabe rode out terrifying storms, ran aground six times and avoided sinking only by a miracle. She nevertheless reached Vanikoro where a monument was created to the memory of the lost sailors, she then brought home the remains of Astrolabe and La Perouse. Eight years later, Dumont D'Urville undertook a third circumnavigation, still in Astrolabe but now in company with another, identical corvette, the Zelee. After a number of daring attempts to sail through icebergs and the ice, it was in 1840 that he discovered the land to which he gave the name of his wife: Adélie.

The Mantua kit features the following: A plank on frame hull construction, building plans with general details, English instructions, lost wax brass castings walnut planking, wooden masts and spars, brass and walnut fittings, laser etched details, rigging cord, sail canvas and silk flag. All sheet ply sections are laser cut for accuracy.

Scale 1:50
Overall length: 1100mm
Overall width: 380mm
Length of hull: 730mm
Width of hull: 200mm
Height: 820mm

Part No: 773


Price: 197.00 (Including VAT at 20%)
Euros: 224.58 (Inc VAT) / US Dollars: US$229.84 (Tax Free)


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