Naval Museums Part III: France (Continued)

By Dr. Jules Sottas, published October 1919

Abstract

The dockyards were the first centres for collecting models. The finest contemporary specimens have been taken to Paris; still even now each Dockyard has its model rooms. The Museums at Cherbourg and Lorient are of little importance; those at Brest, Rochefort and Toulon are interesting. At Brest there is a Royal Louis of 120 guns, designed by Sane, a model which recalls in its characteristics and its great size the instructional model, No. 939, in the Louvre.

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Filed under: Atlantic | Other (Early Modern) | Other (Eighteenth C) | Mediterranean | Other (Twentieth C) | Other (location)
Subjects include: Battles & Tactics | Harbours & Dockyards | Historic Vessels, Museums & Restoration | Merchant Marines | Navies | Ship Models & Figureheads

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