Eagle American Brig 1812
On July 23, 1812 two hundred American shipwrights, under the direction of Adam and Noah Brown, laid the keel for a 20-gun brig Eagle. The new brig was launched on August 11, just 19 days later. The vessel measured 117 feet, 3 inches in length and 34 feet in the beam. Armament consisted of twelve 32-pounder carronades and eight 18-pounder long guns. The crew numbered about 150. The new brig joined the U.S. squadron just as British military and naval forces in Canada began a major offensive into the Champlain Valley.
Corel’s double-plank-on-frame kit uses laser cut wooden components. Ready-to-use hardwood fittings consist of blocks, deadeyes, ladders and gratings. Eyebolts, rods, wire and hundreds of miniature nails are genuine brass. Other metal detail parts include belaying pins, anchors, cleats, capstan and rudder hinges. The guns on board real frigate are reproduced in fine burnished metal. Scale rigging line, silk-screened flags and cotton sail material are also included. Nine sheets of expertly drawn plans and illustrated instruction manual make for reliable building assistants.
Height: 646 mm.
Length: 440 mm