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Default Question about the Lady Nelson

The Lady Nelson is furnished by Amati as a cutter while all other descriptions of it (including the modern replica) indicate that it was a brig. It is obviously the same ship if you read it's history for both versions but nowhere is there an explanation for the difference in rigs. Even Amati says that it was built as a brig. Does anyone have any idea of when it was changed to a cutter and why?


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I found this with the hull model of the Lady Nelson in the National Maritime Museum site.

"The 'Lady Nelson' was originally rigged as a cutter but this was changed to that of a brig when it was fitted for the long voyage to Australia for survey work in 1800. The vessel was later destroyed by the inhabitants of Babber Island, Timor in 1825. Although the 'Lady Nelson' is recorded as being fitted with three sliding keels or centreboards the model is only fitted with one."

This answers my question though there is some question about this on the Model Ship World site - 


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