10-Gun American Privateer c. 1812 Baltimore clipper, c. 1812, sailed as a privateer under government commission. Highly successful both in speed and seaworthiness, she was ordered to attack vessels of nations with which America was in a state of war. The model’s hull is based on Marestier’s drawing No. 6 as taken off that vessel in stocks in 1814. The topsail rigging is based on contemporary practice. Constructed on a solid wood hull with built-up bulwarks and laid deck, copper-sheathed bottom and authentically painted and carries 10 brass cannons and appropriate deck furniture.
[based upon Dapper Tom plans, Model Shipways kit]