Tonnant 18th century privateer corvette.
Scale of this ship is 1:50 She has a length of 32.4″ and a height of 22.44″ She is a double plank on bulkhead kit, it includes pre-cut keel and frames. All fittings are made of cast metal and wood. It comes sails and flags, and has with detailed plans.
In the last quarter of the 18th century, privateers were generally small fast merchant vessels. Carrying a large area of sail and highly armed with small caliber guns, unlike â€œpirateâ€ ships, these vessels flew their national flag. The corvette TONNANT, a late 18th century French privateer, was particularly representative of this class of
vessel. The fragmentary nature of the historical information available to us does not allow us to trace a complete history of this vessel and the fact that several sailing ships of this period bore the same name (for example, the much more famous 80-gunner which was sunk at Abukir in 1798) makes it difficult to be certain that any references actually refer to this ship.