Kit contains laser cut frames and false keel. Double planked in beech and walnut. Most fittings are cast white metal, blocks, dead-eyes and belaying pins are walnut.
Built in 1796, the English Brig “Portsmouth” was a typical example of a commercial unit adapted for privateering. At that time several nations recognized and supported the privateering activity and legalized it with the so-called “mark-letters” or “reprisal-letters” granted to anyone who was able, privately, to arm a vessel and to recruit a crew.