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Bomb ketches were difficult to sail. They had two large mortars on the foredeck in place of the foremast. The bomb ketches had to have a massive and firm hull, in order to withstand the recoil of the cannons with their heavy projectiles.
These ships were used by the French in the 17th and 18th centuries to bombard port towns on the Barbary coast more efficiently. The bomb ketch La Salamandre was launched in 1752 in Toulon.
Plank on frame building style
Length 310mm (12")
Width 100mm (4")
Height 90mm (3.5")
Materials used are fine pearwood and ebony wood, 3D printed decorations, and PE for metal hardware, the finished model is as on the images displayed here, with no mast or rigging, Navy Board style.