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Corvette Aurora

The Corvette "Aurora" (civilian pleasure craft) was built with the money of the Marquis de Courtavo (de Courtanvaux), a member of the French Royal Academy of Sciences, with the goal of testing in real conditions of marine navigation timepieces of Pierre Le Roy.


The famous French designer and graphic designer Nicolas Ozanne turned to the design of the marquis of the Marquis. In his engravings, he captured the launch of the corvette in May 1767 in Le Havre. The captain-commander of the Aurora, by royal decree of April 19, 1767, was appointed Mathieu Chopin. In early June 1767, the corvette went on its first flight to Amsterdam, where it arrived safely on 11 July. After returning the corvette was laid in Le Havre until March 1769, until it was sold to the Royal Navy of France for 30,000 pounds. The Corvette changed its name to “Little Aurora” (Petite Aurore) and the port of registration in Brest. Excluded from the fleet lists in 1775.


Admiralty model corvette “Aurora” is built by  master Sergey Spashenko.

Scale model 1:36.

The building used a very rare vintage style (aged model).

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