MT42 San Lorenzo
The San Lorenzo built in the 1760s to 70s by a French naval architect working in Spain. Although lightly armed, she was a strongly built ship able to withstand a good deal of punishment. Kit is cast in white metal with etched brass ratlines, assembly sheets and sail template. Etched brass sails are available as an optional extra, see MTC11.
San Lorenzo was one of a group of 74 gun ships built in the 1760s and 70s to the designs of Francisco Gautier a French naval architect working in Spain and would have comprised the largest class in 1790. The Spanish 74 gun ships though large were the equivalent of the middling size 74s in the Royal Navy by the 1790s and with a gun calibre only equal to a 64. Although lightly armed for their size they were strongly built and able to take a good deal of punishment.