HMS Diana 1794
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
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.
Kit Contains Walnut CNC cut parts double plank on frame hull black and natural hemp .Full size planes and comprehensive instruction book. brass 18 and 9 pounder guns, and 2300 scale copper plates.
Scale1:64 Length1180mm Height 838mm Width 178mm
Price:£442.12 (Including VAT at 20%)