Sunday, August 3, 2014

HMS Cruizer (1797)

A fine model of the brig-sloop HMS Cruizer (1797) can be found at the Jersey Maritime Museum in St Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands.

The Cruizer (aka Cruiser) was the first of a class of 105 such brig-sloops. She was armed with 16 x 32 pounder carronades and 2 x 6-pounder chase guns. The model appears to show her as originally equipped, with 18 x 6 pounders.

The details of the crew and dockside are very fine indeed.

The Museum is located in a series of preserved warehouses and contains many interesting exhibits concerning Jersey's long maritime history.

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