BlueJacket Pirate Brig



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BlueJacket Pirate Brig

Brig ships were commonly used by pirates during the Golden Age of Piracy, which lasted from the late 17th century to the early 18th century. Here is a brief overview of the history of pirate brig ships:

Brig ships were two-masted sailing vessels with a square-rigged foremast and a fore-and-aft rigged mainmast. They were known for their speed, maneuverability, and versatility, making them popular among pirates for raiding and pursuing merchant ships.

Brig ships were favored by pirates for their ability to navigate shallow waters and chase down prey with their swift sailing capabilities. Pirates often used brig ships for hit-and-run attacks on merchant vessels, as well as for transporting stolen goods and treasure.

One of the most famous pirate brig ships was the Queen Anne’s Revenge, which was captained by the notorious pirate Blackbeard (Edward Teach). The Queen Anne’s Revenge was originally a French merchant vessel that was captured by Blackbeard and converted into a pirate ship. It played a prominent role in Blackbeard’s pirate operations until it ran aground in 1718.

Pirate brig ships were used by pirates to intimidate and overpower their targets. They would often fly false flags to deceive unsuspecting ships and get close enough to launch a surprise attack. Pirates would use cannons, small arms, and boarding parties to seize control of their victims and plunder their cargo.

As naval powers such as England, Spain, and France stepped up their efforts to combat piracy in the late 18th century, pirate brig ships became increasingly vulnerable to capture or destruction. Many pirates were hunted down and executed, leading to the decline of piracy and the end of the Golden Age of Piracy.

Today, pirate brig ships are often depicted in popular culture and historical reenactments as symbols of the daring and adventurous nature of piracy. While their reign on the high seas may be a thing of the past, the legacy of pirate brig ships lives on through stories, movies, and maritime history.

The BlueJacket Pirate Brig is a great modern version of a very classic kit. The kit was first produced by Boucher (Bluejacket’s predecessor company) in the 1930’s. BlueJacket’s new Pirate Brig kit remains true to the original design, size and intent of their classic model but utilizes the advances and techniques now available.

The kit includes totally redrawn plans and instructions, fittings made from lead free pewter, and many, many laser cut parts. This kit has been designed with the less experienced modeler in mind and is perfect for practicing your rigging skills.

LOA: 21″
Scale: 3/16″

Additional information

Weight 5 lbs