Tue, 7th Jul 2020 10:00

Maritime and Scientific Models, Instruments & Art (Unshaken)

 
  Lot 18
 

18

A WELL-PRESENTED AND BUILT 1:48 SCALE MODEL OF THE FRENCH AUXILIARY TRAINING SCHOONER L'ETOILE [1932]

A WELL-PRESENTED AND BUILT 1:48 SCALE MODEL OF THE FRENCH AUXILIARY TRAINING SCHOONER L'ETOILE [1932]

modelled in fruit wood, the planked hull with copper sheathing, planked and pinned deck with details including anchor winch with bound wooden stocks, deck light, water barrels, glazed deck house with bell and ventilator, two fitted dinghies, stove pipe, companionway, gratings and helm, masts with booms and yards, full suit of stitched linen sails, standing and running rigging, mounted within wooden and plexiglass display case, overall measurements -- 30 x 38 x 12½ (76 x 96.5 x 32cm.)

One of a pair (the other being Belle Poule) of identical training schooners built for the French Naval Academy in 1932 by the Chantier Naval de Normandie, in Fecamp, they displace 280 tons, measure 123 feet overall with a beam of 24 feet and draft 12 feet and the height of the main mast above the waterline is 107 feet. Based on late 19th Century 'Paimpolaise' fishing schooners, they are crewed by one officer, ten petty officers, five non rated and about twelve trainees who change after a week or two aboard. The 500 square meters of sail is supplemented by a 285hp auxiliary engine. During World War II both schooners were able to decamp to Portsmouth where the Free French continued to use them for training and both are extant to date.

Sold for £1,364
Estimated at £1,000 - £1,500

(inc. buyer's premium of 24%)


Condition Report

Fine overall condition.

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A WELL-PRESENTED AND BUILT 1:48 SCALE MODEL OF THE FRENCH AUXILIARY TRAINING SCHOONER L'ETOILE [1932]

modelled in fruit wood, the planked hull with copper sheathing, planked and pinned deck with details including anchor winch with bound wooden stocks, deck light, water barrels, glazed deck house with bell and ventilator, two fitted dinghies, stove pipe, companionway, gratings and helm, masts with booms and yards, full suit of stitched linen sails, standing and running rigging, mounted within wooden and plexiglass display case, overall measurements -- 30 x 38 x 12½ (76 x 96.5 x 32cm.)

One of a pair (the other being Belle Poule) of identical training schooners built for the French Naval Academy in 1932 by the Chantier Naval de Normandie, in Fecamp, they displace 280 tons, measure 123 feet overall with a beam of 24 feet and draft 12 feet and the height of the main mast above the waterline is 107 feet. Based on late 19th Century 'Paimpolaise' fishing schooners, they are crewed by one officer, ten petty officers, five non rated and about twelve trainees who change after a week or two aboard. The 500 square meters of sail is supplemented by a 285hp auxiliary engine. During World War II both schooners were able to decamp to Portsmouth where the Free French continued to use them for training and both are extant to date.

Auction: Maritime and Scientific Models, Instruments & Art (Unshaken), Tue, 7th Jul 2020

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