By A. Balsen, published March 1921


Balsen wades into the debate started by Dr Dingley (Oct 1920) and continued by Morton Nance (Feb 1921). Research in French sources suggests a brigantin to have been a small ship with oars and sails which were brig-rigged. From this Balsen deduces the brigantin to be a small ship of about 120 tons deadweight, with oars used only in calm seas near the coast or for getting out of harbour. In the brigantin the masts and yards were the same size and there were 6 or 8 oars.

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Subjects include: Merchant Marines | Shipbuilding & Design

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