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HM Brig Badger
Nelson's First Official* Command

Nelsons Navy

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HM Brig Badger
Horatio Nelsons First Official Command


* Although Nelson had captained both an unnamed sloop in November 1777 and the Schooner Little Lucy until early 1778, these were not official commands.
As custom dictates, Nelson was referred to as Captain while in charge of these ships but he was not in 'command'. This is due to the fact that Nelson, although he had passed his Lieutenant’s exam in April 1777, was still a non-commissioned officer (second-lieutenant) and was deemed only to have control or charge of the ship but not command per se.
According to the most technical definition of the word, the only persons able to exercise command in a military are commissioned officers. This is because commissioned officers derive authority directly from a sovereign power and, as such, hold a commission charging them with the duties and responsibilities of their specific office or position.
While in control of both the unnamed sloop and the Schooner Little Lucy, command remained with Captain William Locker of the 32-Gun Frigate Lowestoffe - the ship which Nelson was tending.
Nelson was promoted to the commissioned officer status of Lieutenant on 31st December 1778, when he was commissioned to Badger, thus Badger became his first command.

Model designed entirely in-house by Rich, Dave and John.

HM Brig Badger as fitted during Nelson's charge, December 8 1778 - June 19 1779.
Her armament includes 12 x 4pdr cannon and 2 x 0.5pdr swivel guns.

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To aid both the beginner and expert modeller in shaping the masts and yards, they are designed to be built in several component parts that are doweled/pinned together. With the dowel centering jig included in the kit this process is now simpler than ever!
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Initial standing rigging stages: shrouds, fore stays and backstays.
Note: The hull beneath the waterline is painted Matt white to simulate white stuff as dictated on several occasions in the ship's log: '...Carreened Ship ... boottop'd wth. white lead and tallow...'

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Lower shroud deadeyes and lanyards, complete with shroud pinrail and authentic belaying pins.
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Backstay lanyards.
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Main stay lanyard.
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Topmast shroud lanyards.
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Rigging of the ratlines with clove hitch knots.
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Belaying of the main topmast stay and main topmast preventer stay with blocks and tackles at the foremast base.


Model designed entirely in-house by Rich, Dave and John.

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+44 (0)1905 776 073
Or buy online at
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