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Old Oct 07, 2011, 09:00 PM
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Ooops - Jerry knew what I meant to say. The brig hull rigged with three masts: that would be the Snake, not Rattlesnake.
Here are some pics. Caldercraft makes a model (in 1/64, I think.)

A short description from the kit:
"...The Snake class were ship rigged sloops. This class was very business like with a flush deck and nine cannons or carronades each side, they were very fast and seaworthy. As originally built Snake had a full ordinance of 32 pounder carronades. Carronades replaced the carriage guns because at close quarters the short range carronades proved devastating to their opponents. Class dimensions were: length 100’; breadth 30’6”; displacement 382 tons with a crew of 121."

The SC&H Grasshopper/Irene prototype had the same hull dimensions, so the HMS Snake is the logical prototype to build at 1/24 scale on this hull.

On your SC&H comment...Philip was passionate about producing the SC&H models and about seeing them built and sailed. He must be very busy with his real business or I'm sure he would be posting here.
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