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LA BELLE-POULE french frigate 1765

Set of drawings of the French frigate LA BELLE-POULE 1765 of 22 drawings in 1:48 scale

The author of the drawings is Jean BOUDRIOT and Hubert BERTI.

A set of 22 drawings in 1:48 scale includes:

• Schematic

• Horizontal sections

• Vertical sections

• Stem and Stern Design

• Ship artillery location

• Drawing tank and quarterdeck

• General view of the case

• General view of the bow and stern

• Sections

• Longitudinal section

• Efficient things

• Plating copper

• Mast

• Equipment of masts

• foremast sails

• Mainmast sails

• Bizani Sails

• Skew sails

• full sailing armament on a scale of 1:72

• Gear Attachment Scheme

• Schematic image in scale of 1:72


For experienced modellers on this site, you can order parts for the La Belle Poule frigate model, on a scale of 1:48, manufactured by vacuum-casting precision wax casting models: a full set of naval artillery, anchors, a flashlight and other metal parts.


"Belle Poule" (1765) ("Belle Pul") - French frigate, who served in the French fleet from 1765 to 1780. He belonged to the class of frigates Dédaigneuse ("Nebrizhitelny"), armed with 12 pounder guns. The ship had 32 guns, 26 pieces of 12-pounders and 6 pieces of 6-pounders. This is the first ship called Belle Poule - "Beautiful chicken."

The construction of the frigate Belle Poule began in March 1765 and ended at the beginning of 1767 in Bordeaux, designed by engineer Leon Guinhas (fr.) Russian .. The hull length was 43 meters, displacement 650 tons. Only the cost of the decoration ordered by Martial Cessy, a Bordeaux sculptor, was 850 livres. In the 18th century, frigates were the basis of the navy. They were distinguished by high speed and participated in reconnaissance, protection, patrol, pursuit, and other tasks. In the second half of the century, 104 frigates were launched in France, and they were armed with 12-pound cannons. One of these sailboats was La Belle Poule. Over the next two years, on the basis of this project, construction began on three more ships with the same characteristics - a length of 44 meters and a width of 11 meters. The displacement of sailing ships was 903 tons. Thanks to this successful project, the engineer received the title of designer and noble title. The frigate plied the Atlantic Ocean until 1769, fulfilling the assigned tasks, after which it returned safely to France. To give greater reliability, the wooden hull of the sailboat was reinforced with copper cladding and in 1771 was sent on an oceanographic expedition to the expanses of the Indian Ocean. In 1772, Belle Poule participated in a hydrographic expedition in the Indian Ocean under the command of the Chevalier de Grenier (one of the officers on board was the comte de Laperouse). In 1772, before being sent to the warm seas, the frigate was the first in the French navy to receive a copper bottom lining to improve speed. The frigate returned to Brest on December 12, 1776. After repairing the frigate served on the English Channel, in the summer of 1780 he was captured by the English ship HMS Nonsuch. The trophy sailboat was supplemented with four implements at the stern and reinforced with copper plating. His service in the English fleet lasted until August 14, 1801, then he was sold.

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