The Brig was a type of vessel used by the Royal Navy during the 1700’s for the purposes of exploration and transport. For example, Captain James Cook’s famous ship the Endeavour was a brig vessel, written in to the history books after she helped to discover Australia. The British Empire was rapidly growing during the 1700’s and required a variety of different vessel types necessary for supporting a rapidly increasing trade network.
Similar to the Endeavour, the HM Brig Supply played an important role in the early founding of Australia. She was the first ship to arrive in Australia containing British convicts and can therefore be attributed to transporting the first Australian English-speaking populous. Vessels of this type were designed to carry heavy loads, necessary for carrying supplies and intended for long periods spent at sea.
She was launched in 1759 at Deptford and is a perfect example of the craftsmanship and expertise demonstrated by numerous British shipbuilders during possibly the greatest era of the Royal Navy.
Details of the model ship kit
Caldercraft have become popular with model makers for their famous collection named Nelsons Navy, to which this model kit belongs. The collection is intended to bring to life the era of British dominance on the ocean, vast exploration carried out and the development of an intricate and wealth-accumulating trade network.
Caldercraft use well developed technology and real ship plans to create minutely detailed and highly accurate model kits of famous historical ships. The kit features all fixtures and fittings necessary to finish building a scale replica of the HM Brig Supply. The hull is a double plank on bulkhead construction. All pieces are pre-cut using machinery and therefore this model kit is ideal for a novice to model building. Full instructions are included in English.
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