MT2 HMS Bellerophon

MT2 HMS Bellerophon

£24.00

74 gun, 3rd rate standard British Line of battle ship, every squadron would have several.  Kit is cast in white metal with etched brass ratlines.  Brass etched sails are an optional extra, see MTC11.

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The Bellerophon was one of the  Arrogant class 74 gun third rate ships designed by Sir Thomas Slade and was launched in 1786.  She was a common class 74 which means she carried 18 pdr guns on the upper gun deck.  The Bellerophon was present at the battle of June 1st and was severely damaged at the Nile and Trafalgar.  She was the ship that Napoleon surrendered to in 1815.