Wednesday, August 4, 2010
HMS Little Belt 2
I forgot to write about my finished sloop! She can mount 20 guns along a single gun deck. I named her after the HMS Little Belt, a 22 gun sloop that was attacked before the war of 1812 by the USA, partially in revenge for the explosive Leopard-Chesapeake incident of 1809. Those events took place when HMS Leopard, 50 guns attacked USS Chesapeake, 38 guns for not giving up "British deserters" some of whom may even have been American. The British statement had some truth in it as the words "Nelson and "Trafalgar" were painted on some of USS Constitution's gunports in her battle against the Guerriere! The Little Belt 2 is about two feet long.