Model of a Brigantine

Description
This is a three-masted, wooden planked model of an unnamed 19th century French brigantine, fully rigged and armed with six cannons. A French description of the model in the original accession file indicates that this sort of fine-lined, swift vessel was used by pirates or as messenger vessels, due to its speed and maneuverability.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
ship model
date made
ca 19th century
maker
unknown
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
wood (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 25 in x 39 in x 9 in; 63.5 cm x 99.06 cm x 22.86 cm
ID Number
2005.0279.067
accession number
2005.0279
catalog number
2005.0279.067
subject
Maritime
Transportation
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Work and Industry: Maritime
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of CIGNA Museum and Art Collection

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