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Magnanime(1744); Warship; French; Thirtd rate; 70 guns
|Description||Scale: 1:48. A contemporary block design model of the ‘Magnanime’ (1744), a French 70-gun, two-decker ship of the line. There is painted decoration on the stern along with the name, ‘Le Magnanime’. It appears to be a block model but is in fact hollow. 'Magnanime' measured 174 feet along the gun deck by 50 feet in the beam, displacing 1823 tons. It was captured by the ‘Nottingham’ and ‘Portland’ in 1747 and commissioned into the Royal Navy. In 1759 under the captaincy of Lord Howe it took part in the Battle of Quiberon Bay, a naval encounter with the French fleet during the Seven Years War (1756–63). It was broken up in 1775.|
|Credit||National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London.|
|Materials||pinewood; paint; varnish|
|Measurements||Overall model: 376 x 1320 x 300 mm; Base: 85 x 1417 x 265 mm|
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