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.
This model has already been sold. The pictures and the data are shown in the gallery of the ship models sold only to let enthusiasts and model makers enjoy the photos and maybe get ideas or some guidance, if someone builds such a model by himself.