Portsmouth - English merchant Brig, byggsats med träskrov.
Length: 685 mm, Height:550mm
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 .