By: Bernd Braatz
Built at Baltimore by James Cordery, 1812, as a 10 gun privateer, primarily used for blockade running. Captured by the British in 1813 and renamed H.M.S. MUSQUIDOBIT. Length on Deck 94.7’ • Breadth 24’ • Depth 10.3’ • Tons 223. The deck is planked over with maplewood strips, Deck houses and the other woodwork are from pearwood, Mast and Spars are from bamboo, the sails are from Japanpaper and the rigging lines are nylon yarn. The hull is a solid woodblock from alderwood, shaped and planked over with pearwood strips and painted black.