Corvette Aurore

Author: Francesco Di Geronimo
Class: C1
Type: Corvette
Name: Aurore
Category: Senior
Scale: 1:36
Width: 300 mm
Height: 880 mm

This corvette represents a rare example of a civilian vessel, whose original model has managed to reach our age. It was commissioned, on the initiative of marquees Courtanvaux, to fund a scientific expedition set to test a marine chronometer calibrated to measure longitude. A scale model of the vessel (build as a large 1:12 scale) was produced to pay homage to one of the expedition participants, the abbot of Abbaye-Saint-Geneviève, a monastery in Paris where the prototype is still kept to these days.