The model is built based on Ancre monograph of the LE REQUIN which is based on documentation that gives us a complete picture of this ship. Painstaking research has allowed us to collect period plans of this vessel, exhaustive information on its rigging as well as the full history of the ship in peace time, at the beginning of its career, then through its racing campaign during the Seven Years’ War, and finally a full account of a 1762 squadron expedition under the orders of Monsieur de Bompard.