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[[File:A Naval Brigantine in a Calm Sea, John Clevely, 1752, National Maritime Museum.jpg|200px|thumb|right|A British Naval Brigantine of the [[Red Squadron]] in a Calm Sea, by John Clevely, 1752, National Maritime Museum.]]
 
[[File:A Naval Brigantine in a Calm Sea, John Clevely, 1752, National Maritime Museum.jpg|200px|thumb|right|A British Naval Brigantine of the [[Red Squadron]] in a Calm Sea, by John Clevely, 1752, National Maritime Museum.]]
A '''Brigatine''' is two-masted vessel with square sails on the foremast and fore-and-aft sails on the mainmast. See also Hermaphrodite Brig. In the 17th century the term Brigantine was also used to describe any variety of small two-masted square-rigged vessels.
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A '''Brigatine''' is two-masted vessel with square sails on the foremast and fore-and-aft sails on the mainmast. See also Hermaphrodite Brig. In the 17th century the term Brigantine was also used to describe any variety of small two-masted square-rigged vessels. The brigantine was swifter and more easily maneuvered than a sloop or schooner, hence was employed for piracy, espionage, and reconnoitering, and as an outlying attendant upon large ships for protecting a ship, or for supply or landing purposes in a fleet.
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A British Naval Brigantine of the Red Squadron in a Calm Sea, by John Clevely, 1752, National Maritime Museum.

A Brigatine is two-masted vessel with square sails on the foremast and fore-and-aft sails on the mainmast. See also Hermaphrodite Brig. In the 17th century the term Brigantine was also used to describe any variety of small two-masted square-rigged vessels. The brigantine was swifter and more easily maneuvered than a sloop or schooner, hence was employed for piracy, espionage, and reconnoitering, and as an outlying attendant upon large ships for protecting a ship, or for supply or landing purposes in a fleet.