French Bomb Ketch Model La Salamander of 1752


Scratch built class A model of the bomb ketch La Salamander.

Bomb ketches were difficult to sail, as there were two large mortars on the foredeck in place of the fore-mast. To withstand the recoil of the cannons with their heavy projectiles, bomb ketches had to have  massive and firm hulls. These ketchs were used by the French in the 17th and 18th centuries to bombard port towns on the Barbary coast more effectively.

The French bomb ketch LA SALAMANDER was launched in 1752. This ship model is partially planked to allow for viewing of the ship's interior. Hand carved and built by Master Model Maker Chingas Bayazitov.

Case measurements: 31" L x 12" W x 13" H.