Alfred Brownell (Builder)
1/4 inch scale model of the privateer Rattlesnake
Wooden model, fully rigged, 1/4 inch scale.
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.