Built in New York in 1813 and purchased by the Royal Navy in 1815 as a dispatch vessel H.M.S. Express. This type of American pilot schooner was popular in England and France because of their speed. She was attached to Lord Exmouth's fleet in the Mediterranean, then sold out of service at Malta in 1829. She measured 64' 6.5" on deck; 18' beam and 7' 1" depth. Plank on frame construction w/ individually laid decks and built-up or solid deck furniture. She is fully rigged and authentically painted; mounted on brass rods on a custom cherry baseboard with glazed cover trimmed in brass and engraved plaques.