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Large Wooden ship's Model LA CONFIANCE


Large Wooden ship's Model LA CONFIANCE

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  • 1990 artisanal work. Length 93 cm x 75 cm high x 15 cm wide Very detailed with its bronze cannons. 3 mats, on base, superb patina. This boat has been handmade with great finesse very detailed see photos.

    The Confiance was built in Bordeaux in 1799. It was 491 tons, 39 meters long and carried 18 guns. As soon as she launched, she sailed to the Indian Ocean and the Ile de France (Mauritius). On his arrival in Port Louis, the co-signers of the ship offered the command to Robert Surcouf, a young pirate from Saint-Malo who had been operating in the Bay of Bengal for four years. The Malouin agreed, but he worked hard to perfect the building.
    In October 1800, with Confidence, Surcouf captured Kent, a big English Indiaman weighing 1,200 barrels and carrying 250 soldiers. This glorious feat of arms pushed England to put a price on the corsair's head. Kent was brought back to Port Louis, then sold to a Danish merchant. Surcouf left the Ile de France in January 1801 to return to La Rochelle, which he reached 72 days later with a cargo estimated at 2 million francs.
    In 1803, the Trust was captured on the African coast. In 1816, still afloat, it is found in the hands of an English trader who was very proud of his famous boat.

  • Century 20th century
    Year 1960
    Condition Very good
    Height (cm) 80
    Length (cm) 105
    Wood Walnut
    Metal Bronze
    Other Fabric

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