Sails of Glory Artesian 1765/Roland 1771

Sails of Glory: Artesian 1765/Roland 1771


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Sails of Glory: Artesian 1765/Roland 1771

The Artesien class included five French 3rd rate ships of the line, built at Brest to a design of Joseph-Louis Ollivier. They were armed with 64 cannons and had a designed crew of 570-580 men. They were armed with 26 24-Pounder guns in the lower deck, 28 12-Pounder guns in the upperdeck, and 10 6-Pounder guns in the quarterdeck and the forecastle.

The Artesien was built in 1765 as part of a series of 12 ships of the line built to compensate losses endured by the French Royal Navy during the Seven Years' War. The Artesien took part in the American Revolutionary War, departing in 1781. A fine 1/28th scale model of the ship was used to instruct Louis XVI in naval studies and is now on display at the Musee de la Marine.

This ship pack can also be used to represent the French Artesien Class ship-of-the-line "Roland 1771".