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8 3pdr Guns; 10 swivel guns; Walnut CNC cut
parts; Double plank on bulkhead hull; Black & natural hemp for rigging;
Full size plans and comprehensive instruction manual making this an
ideal introduction to plank on bulkhead modeling.
Cutters evolved during the second quarter of the Eighteenth Century
in Southeast England as swift channel vessels. They soon gained a deserved
reputation for their speed, which was not unnoticed by smugglers who
soon adopted the Cutter as their preferred smuggling craft. In turn,
Cutters were employed by the British Customs Service to counter the
smugglers. Cutters carried a large disproportional area of sail for
their size and also served as advice yachts, packet boats and, during
The Sherbourne was built as a revenue vessel
for the Customs Service. She was designed by Sir Thomas Slade, the designer
of the famous Victory and was built and launched in 1763. After over
20 years of service, Sherbourne was sold in 1784 ~ a remarkably long
career for such a small vessel.
Sherbourne was 54' 6" long, 19' wide and had
a draught of 8' 11". She carried a compliment of 30 men and was 85 tonnes.
Armament consisted of 8 x 3 pounder carriage guns and 10 swivel guns.
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