Plans for HMS Musquidobit

HMS Musquidobit Baltimore Clipper
Captured Schooner Lynx
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Schooner HMS Musquidobit ex Lynx

While searching for Medieval boats in the archives of a French library, I came across these plans for “American Schooner Musquidobit” and “Other American Schooner.” 

By its lines, “Musquidobit” appears to be the Baltimore-built schooner Lynx, captured by the British and renamed when brought into the British navy. The French Ministry of Defense has a number of foreign craft documented in its archives – basically the work of spies keeping track of advances in naval architecture among France’s colonial competitors.


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