Ship model English brig DUKE OF BEDFORD of 1750

 

Ship model English brig DUKE OF BEDFORD of 1750

      

Scale 1 : 80, length 55 cm, width 29 cm, height 49 cm
More photos: of entire ship, of details. Click on the photos for high resolution pictures!
 

History of the ship type brig, a popular ship in the age of sail

 
A brig is a vessel with two masts. Brigs were very popular in the 18th and early 19th century, due to their speed and maneuverability. Both masts were square-rigged. Brigs were used as merchant ships and, with 10 to 18 cannon, as ships of war.

 
The brig model, photos, description and dimensions

This brig is made as a waterline model. The ship is on port tack in quartering wind. The studding sails are set, too.

  

This model of a brig is a beautiful and elegant masterpiece, especially in detailing the rigging. It was built in the 1970s and has been restored with great care.

  

The ship model is 1 : 80 scale. Length is 55 cm, width 29 cm, height 49 cm.

   

Please take your time to have a good look at the set of photos. There are several views of the entire ship model taken from all directions and several closer views of hull, deck and rigging.