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Ship model snow brig of early 18th century


Model of a snow brig of early 18th century


Ship name Snow brig
Scale 1 : 67
Length 60 cm
Width 21 cm
Height 52 cm
Material hull Wood
Photos 1 Total views
Photos 2 Views of details
Price sold
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The wreckage of the snow brig

In 2002 a Swedish Navy submarine during an exercise detected a wreckage in the Baltic Sea. It was an old ship standing upright on the ground 100 m deep, with two masts and bowsprit standing intact. The ship is 26 m long. The masts rise 20 with perfectly preserved tops. The rig is clearly a snow brig, the separate minor mast for the gaff sail behind the main mast clearly visible. The figurehead is a gilded seahorse.

Photos provided by the Swedish Navy and some more information are shown in this article on the mystery snow brig wreckage, as it became called. So far the ship could not be identified. The snow rig and the hull form look like a ship of the first half of the 18th century.

The Navy kept the position secret to prevent looting. An archaeological investigation has not been started yet due to the lack of funds.


The snow brig model, photos, description and dimensions

The model was built to plans of brigs of the time by a very experienced model maker. There are more pictures, several views of the entire ship model taken from all directions, and several closer views of hull, deck and rigging. Click images to enlarge!

This model of the snow brig is a beautiful pleasant piece of work, a true masterpiece. The ship model was built with sails like wind abaft the beam on starboard tack. The sails, rigging and hull are expertly presented. The Swedish flag is pure speculation, it might as well be a Russian or Danish ship or some other nationality.
The ship model is 1 : 67 scale. Length is 60 cm, width 21 cm, height 52 cm.

There is a display case for the model made of birch wood. The case is 66 cm long, 26 cm wide, 55 cm high.

The model looks best when set without a display case.


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.

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