Rattlesnake

Rattlesnake

Bruce Birza modeled the Rattlesnake, a hiistoric Revolutionary Warship, from scratch.

Built by Bruce Birza from scratch (meaning not from a kit) in 18
months. The model is made from basswood, poplar and oak with
brass fittings and cotton rigging. Presently “under construction”

This privateer frigate was originally built in 1780 in Plymouth, Mass. The British captured her in 1781. She was 198 tons, 98-feet long with a 22-foot beam and was armed with 20 cannons and a crew of 85. She carried the news of England’s defeat back to England and Europe.

Period: Revolutionary War
Model is 28” long, 18” tall
Scale: 1:64

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