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.