De Zeven Provincien Model

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This model ship measures 37" Long x 12" Wide x 32" High.
The De Zeven Provinciën ship model is built from scratch by experienced master artisans and is not from any sort of kit. This historic model ship comes with a high quality, conditioned wood base complete with its own brass name plate. Skilled builders and artisans are responsible for the construction of every one of our handcrafted wooden model ships. To create a sturdy, perfectly aligned, built-to-scale masterpiece, each model’s frame and hull have to be precisely assembled.

  • The De Zeven ProvinciënDe Zeven Provinciën model ship measures 37" Long x 12" Wide x 32" High.

  • We rely on extensive research, various pictures, original plans, drawings and digital imaging to build our tall ship models to scale.

  • The highest quality rare woods (e.g. ebony, rosewood, blackwood, mahogany, jackwood and sycamore) are used to construct all of our wood model ships.

  • The wood is subjected to specific seasoning procedures to ensure that our models will withstand severe climate changes and will never warp or split.

  • The detailed, hand-stitched sails are constructed of fine linen.

  • The detailed riggings and linings are also of linen, and are painstakingly fastened by hand.

  • Ornaments and decorations (e.g. cannons, portholes, anchors, dials and wheels among other details) are sculpted of brass, chrome and other metals.

Skilled builders and artisans are responsible for the construction of every one of our handcrafted De Zeven Provinciën wooden model ships. To create a sturdy, perfectly aligned, built-to-scale masterpiece, each model’s frame and hull have to be precisely assembled. Narrow pieces of wood are cut into individual planks and then fastened one-by-one to the frame of the ship’s hull. When the frame planking is finished, individual pieces of wood are then fastened to the exterior of the hull, finalizing this assiduous process.

Each model ship is micro-sanded a number of times to ensure maximal uptake for paint and varnish. Each time the model is micro-sanded, a layer of primer, paint and varnish is applied. This time-consuming re-application and layering process is what gives our models their realistic sheen.

Each De Zeven Provinciën model ship is inspected before shipping to ensure the highest quality and the most historical accuracy possible for your investment.

Historic Past:

De Zeven Provinciën was a Dutch ship of the line, originally armed with 80 guns. The name of the ship was also written as De 7 Provinciën. The literal translation is "The Seven Provinces", the name referring to the fact that the Dutch Republic in the 17th century was a confederation of seven autonomous provinces. The vessel was originally built in 1664-65 for the Admiralty of de Maeze in Rotterdam, by Master Shipbuilder Salomon Jansz van den Tempel. De Ruyter used De Zeven Provinciën as his flagship during the Third Anglo-Dutch War of 1672-1673. The ship served in all four major battles against the combined English and French fleet, fighting in the Battle of Solebay, the first and second Battle of Schooneveld and, in possibly its greatest moment, at the Battle of the Texel. In 1692, the ship, now armed with only 76 guns, fought at the Battles of Barfleur and La Hogue during the War of the Grand Alliance.

The vessel was severely damaged during the fight and, in 1694, De Zeven Provinciën had to be broken up. De Zeven Provinciën measured, in English Feet, approximately 151 ft long by about 40 ft (12 m) wide by a little over 15 ft (4.6 m) deep. It was originally armed with 12 36-pdrs and 16 24-pdrs on the lower deck (although this had been changed to an all 36-pdr battery by the time of the Third Anglo-Dutch War), 14 18-pdrs and 12 12-pdrs on the upper deck, and 26 6-pdrs on the forecastle, quarterdeck, and poop deck. The construction of a ship replica of De Zeven Provinciën In 1995 a full-size replica of the ship was started at the Batavia-werf (docks) in Lelystad; but due to heavy technical problems that work was completely wrecked. As of 2008, a new replica is being constructed.

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