During the early 19th century, many Baltimore clippers were granted privateering licenses by the US government. Since all commerce was subject to the legalized banditry of privateers, only a fast, well handled ship could be reasonably sure of reaching its destination. Privateers like the Dapper Tom depended on their sailing abilities and fire power to prey on foreign shipping and to escape the British men-of-war patrolling the high seas.
Historically accurate and perfectly scaled
Machine carved basswood hull reduces building time
Eight cast metal cannon replicate the original 9-pounders
True-to-scale wood, brass and Britannia metal fittings
Detailed plans and clear assembly instructions
Previous modeling experience helpful but not necessary. Solid hull construction is much easier than plank-on-bulkhead.
Hull Width: 3-7/8"
Scale: 5/32" = 1 ft. (1:76)