Rogers Ship Model Collection
Model No. 55. MINERVA, British 38-gun Fifth Rate Frigate, 1780. Scale: 1/4in = 1ft-0in (1:48). MINERVA was a ground-breaking ship in several ways: she was the first British frigate armed with as many as 38 guns, and among the first to carry a main battery of 18-pounder cannon versus earlier 12-pounders.