FRIESLAND Holland Frigate Model 1663 (37in)100% hand built from scratch using “plank on frame” construction method. Hundreds of hours are required to finish a model.
Completed models contain thousands of details created by our skillful master craftsmen.
Made of finest wood like Rosewood, Mahogany, Teak and other exotic tropical wood.
Chrome and brass fittings and ornaments constitute the excellence of our models.
Extensive research through original plans and pictures make our models authentic.
Each model goes through a demanding quality control process before leaving the workshop.
Makes a perfect gift for home or office decorator, boat enthusiast or passionate collector.
The Friesland was part of the great fleet of the United Province of Holland. She was a frigate, built in 1663 with 80 guns. In 1672, she took part, under the command of De Ruyter’s Command, along with 77 other vessels, in the battle of Solebay, against the Allied Anglo-French forces.
A fleet of 75 ships, 20,738 men and 4,484 cannon of the United Provinces, commanded by Lieutenant-Admirals Michiel de Ruyter, Adriaen Banckert and Willem Joseph van Ghent, surprised a joint Anglo-French fleet of 93 ships, 34,496 men and 6,018 cannon at anchor in Solebay (nowadays Sole Bay), near Southwold in Suffolk, on the east coast of England.
Losses were heavy on both sides: one Dutch ship, the Jozua, was destroyed and another, the Stavoren, captured, a third Dutch ship had an accident during repairs immediately after the battle and blew up. The battle ended inconclusively at sunset. Both sides claimed victory, the Dutch with the most justification as the English-French plan to blockade the Dutch was abandoned.
The Friesland is particularly noted for the particular refinement of her poop decorations and the superstructure of her decks.
She is Museum-quality, Fully Assembled model. The model of the Friesland is 100% hand built from scratch using “plank on frame” construction method. Our master craftsmen have spent more than 100 hours to finish it.
One bold feature that makes this model standout is the art of wood use. Rosewood, mahogany, teak and other exotic woods are carefully selected to accent each part of the model. This replica has magnificent details which include metal anchors and cannons, authentic crows nest, advanced rigging, rolled sails and an ornate stern.
No plastic parts! Comes on a solid wood base, with metal nameplate.
L: 37 W: 11 H: 35 Inches