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Model of the Ship Rattlesnake
Division of Military History and Diplomacy, National Museum of American History

Model of the Ship Rattlesnake

Date: 1779
Catalog #: 58950-N    Accession #: 241666
Credit: Division of Military History and Diplomacy, National Museum of American History

Maker

Alfred Brownell (Builder)

1/4 inch scale model of the privateer Rattlesnake

Physical Description

Wooden model, fully rigged, 1/4 inch scale.

Specific History

The Revolutionary War privateer Rattlesnake was designed in 1779-80 by John Peck. She was built in Plymouth, Massachusetts in the style of a miniature frigate. She was armed with up to 20 guns and a complement of 85 men. While there is little history of this privateer, it is known that she was captured by the British in 1781. She was taken by the Royal Navy and sold soon afterwards.


Keywords

Country: United States
War: War of American Independence
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