Decorative Model with high quality finished, wooden made, painted and fully handcraft assembled. The Soleil Royal (1669), French warship built in the shipyards of Brest, is a ship of the line of 80-gun second row.
The frigate is a warship with a displacement of between 2,000 and 5,000 tons, a war frigate conceived to act in naval war missions, although it may have systems to act as a support ship in other missions.
The term frigate predates steam navigation and armored ship squads of the second half of the 19th century. Since the 17th century, frigates were three-masted ships, lighter than the ships of the line that formed the main nucleus of the sailing squadrons. They had a maximum of two decks and usually only one or most of the guns were armed with a small battery in the second and with a total number of pieces that rarely exceeded 30, although in some cases it reached 50.
The first frigate to be built in England was the Constant Warwick with 26 guns and 380 to 400 tons: it was made by Pedro Pett in 1646 for the Earl of Warwick who later handed it over to the government. The builder took his model of a French frigate, which he had seen in the waters of the Thames. Naval memories still retain the memory of this ship considered to be a sailboat without equal and an ancient song from the time of Queen Anne tells it among the ships that perished off the British coast in the terrible storm of 1703.