Soclaine Le Renard French Corsair Cutter 1812. Experienced and adventurous sailor Robert Surcouf commissioned “Le Renard” in 1812. It is a 70 ton cutter, armed with 10 carronades and 4 guns. The crew consisted of 46 men.
On the 9th of September 1813, Le Renard victoriously led the last corsair combat. The ship was put to chase by the English ship “Alphea”, better armed with 16 guns and a first rate crew of 80 officers and men. The ensuing action included a night engagement.
The Soclaine range of model boat kits features:
All wood construction, pre-cut frames, woods specially chosen for each type of model. Fittings in cast metal and wood, linen cording, silk-screened sails. Detailed plans to scale with diagrams for each stage of assembly. Historical notes included