HMS 'Achilles', 1757.

HMS 'Achilles', 1757.
3 1 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 23cm


This contemporary unrigged model (scale 1:48) is typical of the 60-gun ships built between 1750 and 1760. The model shows that by the middle of the 18th century, the poop and forecastle had become proportionally longer in ships of this clas than in earlier 60-gun ships.

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