Caldercraft Badger

$332.35

CC9017
Scale: 1:64
Length: 600mm
Width: 240mm
Height: 530mm

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Description

Caldercraft Badger

The HM Brig Badger was a British brigantine that was built in 1777 and served during the American Revolutionary War and the French Revolutionary Wars. Here are some interesting facts about the HM Brig Badger:

The HM Brig Badger was built at the Portsmouth Dockyard in Hampshire, England, and was designed by the renowned naval

The HM Brig Badger saw action during the American Revolutionary War, where she played a key role in the British Navy’s efforts to blockade and intercept American merchant ships.

In 1778, the HM Brig Badger captured the French privateer “La Fortune” off the coast of France. This was a significant victory for the British Navy, as it demonstrated their ability to take on and defeat French privateers.

After the American Revolutionary War, the HM Brig Badger continued to serve in the British Navy, participating in various operations during the French Revolutionary Wars.

In 2018, archaeologists discovered the wreckage of the HM Brig Badger off the coast of France, near the town of Le Croisic. The wreckage was found in approximately 10 meters (33 feet) of water, and is believed to be around 240 years old.
Excavation and preservation: The wreckage of the HM Brig Badger is currently being excavated and preserved by a team of archaeologists and conservators. The goal is to learn more about the ship’s history, construction, and operation, as well as to preserve her remains for future generations.

The HM Brig Badger is an important piece of naval history, as she represents a significant era in the development of naval warfare and ship design. Her discovery and preservation will provide valuable insights into the construction and operation of 18th-century warships, as well as their role in shaping global history.

The HM Brig Badger was built in 1777 and spent most of her career sailing in the Atlantic Ocean, Mediterranean Sea, and English Channel. She was a small ship, with a length of around 80 feet (24 meters) and a crew of around 50-60 sailors.

As a brigantine, she was designed to be fast and maneuverable, making her well-suited for reconnaissance, patrol, and escort duties. She was also equipped with a small armament, consisting of 12-14 guns, which were primarily used for defense against other ships or for attacking enemy positions.

Caldercraft Badger Kit includes:

Double plank on bulkhead construction
Full set of planking
Cannons, carriages and ships guns
Highly detailed brass etched components
ship’s stove
Authentic ship’s boats
Brass fittings including oars, grapnels and boat hooks
Blocks and rigging
High quality birch dowel for the masting
Fully detailed scale plan sheets and two comprehensive step by step colour instruction manuals

Additional information

Weight 5 lbs
Dimensions 19 × 10 × 3 in

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