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  Brig - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In sailing, a brig is a vessel with two masts at least one of which is square rigged.
In modern parlance, a brig is square rigged on both masts, and this is the standard name for such a vessel.
Previously, "brig" has been used as an abbreviation of "brigantine", which in modern parlance is the standard name for a principally fore-and-aft two-masted rig with a square rigged foremast but which also has other historical meanings.
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 Hermaphrodite brig - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A hermaphrodite brig, or brig-schooner, is a type of two-masted sailing ship which has square sails on the foremast combined with a schooner rig on the mainmast (triangular topsail over a gaff mainsail).
As such it has a mix of the two main types of sail plan, hence the term hermaphrodite.
Another explanation given by Antony 'Tiger' Timbs, owner of a brigantine, is, that the correct term for a two-masted vessel with square sails on foremast and fore-and-aft-sails on main mast is anyway 'hermaphrodite brigantine'.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Hermaphrodite_brig   (175 words)

 Printable Version on Encyclopedia.com
BRIG [brig] two-masted sailing vessel, square-rigged on both masts.
Brigs have been used as cargo ships and also, in the past, as small warships carrying about 10 guns.
A hermaphrodite brig is identical with the brigantine except that it carries no topsail on its mainmast; most U.S. brigs since 1860 have actually been of this type.
www.encyclopedia.com /printable.aspx?id=1E1:brig   (108 words)

 brig on Encyclopedia.com
Brig Gen. Jaleel Khalif Shwail standing next to a pool of blood where one of his soldiers had been shot in the head.
Brig Gen. Jaleel Khalif Shwail on a patrol with troops from the 1st Brigade of the 6th Iraqi Army division.
Brig Gen. Jaleel Khalif Shwail, center, talks with a homeless Iraqi boy during a patrol with troops from the 1st Brigade of the 6th Iraqi Army division.
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 Chapter IV. A Rogue-Trouble on Board-“Land Ho!”-Pompero-Cape Horn. Dana, Richard Henry, Jr. 1909-14. Two ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
She passed out of hail, but we made her out to be an hermaphrodite brig, with Brazilian colors in her main rigging.
We went to work immediately, and put all the canvas upon the brig which we could get upon her, rigging out oars for studding-sail yards; and continued wetting down the sails by buckets of water whipped up to the mast-head, until about nine o’clock, when there came on a drizzling rain.
The wind was light, and we spread more canvas than she did, having royals and sky-sails fore and aft, and ten studding-sails; while she, being an hermaphrodite brig, had only a gaff top-sail, aft.
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 hermaphrodite - definition by dict.die.net   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
hermaphrodite adj : (biology) of animal or plant; having both male female reproductive organs [syn: hermaphroditic] n : one having both male and female sexual characteristics and organs; at birth an unambiguous assignment of male or female cannot be made [syn: intersex, gynandromorph, androgyne, epicine, epicine person]
hermaphrodite.] (Biol.) An individual which has the attributes of both male and female, or which unites in itself the two sexes; an animal or plant having the parts of generation of both sexes, as when a flower contains both the stamens and pistil within the same calyx, or on the same receptacle.
In the animal kingdom true hermaphrodites are found only among the invertebrates.
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 The Kingston History Observer: Articles
The 216-ton brig Helen A. Holmes, built in 1874 by Spencer Drew, master carpenter, with Edward Holmes as owner, was the last large commerical vessel built at The Landing.
She was rigged as a hermaphrodite brig, a rig that Henry Jones in "Ships of Kingston" said took the place of the brigantine and full-rigged brig.
The fruit barks and brigs, of course, were an exception and for their size were very fast and probably their model has never been improved on.
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 Chapter XXII. Life on Shore-The Alert. Dana, Richard Henry, Jr. 1909-14. Two Years before the Mast. The Harvard Classics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
This was the brig which was driven ashore at San Pedro in a southeaster, and had been lying at San Diego to repair and take in her cargo.
He did not seem at all fatigued, had made three or four dollars, got a glass of brandy, and was in fine spirits.
The brig kept on her course, and the government officers, who had come down to forbid her sailing, went back, each with something like a flea in his ear, having depended upon extorting a little more money from the owner.
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 USS Peacock
However, the affair was treated lightly, and on the 3rd of March the Epervier, without a man of her crew being changed, sailed, in company with the Shelbourne schooner, for the "protection" of a small convoy bound to Bermuda and the West Indies.
No answer being returned to the brig's signals, the English ensign and pendant which the Peacock hoisted did not remove the suspicions of her being an enemy; and accordingly the Epervier made the signal to that effect to her convoy.
Having by this time shot away the brig's main topmast, and rendered her completely unmanageable, the Peacock directed the whole of her fire at her opponents hull, and presently reduced the Epervier's three waist guns to the disabled state of the others.
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The former, the crew said must be the Pilgrim; but I had been too long in the Pilgrim to be mistaken in her, and I was right in differing from them; for, upon nearer approach, her long, low shear, sharp bows, and raking masts, told quite another story.
"man-of-war brig," said some of them; "Baltimore clipper," said others; the Ayacucho, thought I; and soon the broad folds of the beautiful banner of St. George, - white field with blood-red border and cross, - were displayed from her peak.
The brig was never again seen on the coast, and the Avon arrived at San Pedro in about a week, with a full cargo of Canton and American goods.
www.gruntose.com /Info/Books/Richard_Henry_Dana/two_years_before_the_mast_25.txt   (5364 words)

 Rigging of American Sailing Vessels   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The full rigged brig is a vessel with two masts (fore and main), both of which are square rigged.
The hermaphrodite brig is a vessel whose foremast is identical to the full rigged brig and brigantine and whose mainmast is that of a schooner; the mainmast is made in two spars and carries no yards.
The topsail schooner is a two-masted vessel, the mainmast of which has a fore-and-aft mainsail and gaff topsail identical to those of an ordinary schooner.
www.pem.org /archives/guides/rigs.htm   (469 words)

 Captain Rick's - Maritime Archaeology in Hawai'i
Hermaphrodite refers to the sail plan being square-rigged on the main mast and fore-and-aft rigged on the mizzen.
Missionaries and foreign visitors often mentioned the King's brig in their diaries, journals and letters to friends back home.
The brig felt their power -- rolled up slowly towards the shore, and there instantly stopped; but the immense team moved unchecked, and the mainmast broke and fell with all its shrouds, being taken off by the cables drawn by unaided muscular strength.
www.captainrick.com /archaeology.htm   (2069 words)

 John Carlisle's Square-rigged Ships: Rigs
"Hermaphrodite Brig" A rig which has unfortunately been incorrectly referred to as a "Brigantine" for the last 100 years.
The Brig is the same but also has a mains'l (Main course).
The Brig: This one is a drawing of the Marie Sophie.
www.ships.jbc.gen.nz /shipages/rigs.htm   (320 words)

 Untitled Document
Brig fired grape shot, boarded by men armed with cutlasses, pistols and knives.
Saw a hermaphrodite brig and a schooner together, and later saw that the brig New Priscilla (Salem) had been abandoned - implication that the schooner had raided her.
The brig was scuttled and went before the wind.
www.history.unimelb.edu.au /tajir/pirateresources/documents/defensor/Timesrep.htm   (2342 words)

 Meyers Brigs -- Recommendations and Resources   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The advantage was supposed to be that the ship could sail up-wind when it was convenient, and additionally, it could use the steam power to move relative to the wind to obtain a more advantageous angle to the wind.
The ''Pilgrim'' was a sailing brig engaged in the California hide trade of the early 19th century.
Although just one among many other ships engaged in the business, the ''Pilgrim'' was immortalized by one of her sailors, Richard Henry Dana, Jr., who wrote the classic account ''Two Years Before the Mast''.
www.becomingapediatrician.com /health/98/meyers-brigs.html   (566 words)

 Unknown Armies
Queen frontman Freddie Mercury was an avatar of the Mystic Hermaphrodite.
Using slang for a transvestite as the name for his band was the starting point.
And before anyone fact-checks me, I know we don't exactly get "Hermaphrodite" from Hermes, but it's close enough, and he /was/ an androgynous legend.
www.unknown-armies.com /content_comments.php?id=1344_0_3_0_C   (274 words)

 Details of Gold Rush Ships, Captains, Ports and Passengers on The Maritime Heritage Project Site
A full-rigged brig is square-rigged at both her masts.
The brigantine must not, however, have a main course, because then it is called a brig and does not belong to the family of schooners since its main sail is not a fore-and-aft sail.
She differs from a hermaphrodite brig in that she is not properly square-rigged at her foremast, having no top, and carrying a fore-and-aft foresaill instead of a square foresail and a spencer.
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A brig has two masts, both square rigged.
If her mainmast has a mainsail like a schooner's with a three-cornered gaff-topsail above it and no yards, while the foremast remains square rigged, the vessel is called a half brig or hermaphrodite brig.
This type of vessel is sometimes mistakenly called a brigantine, which carries a single square topsail above the main.
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 Flying Lab Software Forums - The Brigantine (Bergantín)
(Hermaphrodite Brig is an awfull name, however i still tell passengers on the OAA (incorrectly called a Brigantine, but who really gives a rats patootie) that she is a hermaphrodite brigantine.
My guess is that any of the "close cousin" ships (brig and brigantine, schooner and schooner-brig, etc.) would be treated as the same category for gameplay purposes, but -- maybe, if FLS has enough time and resources to commission them from Akella -- given a model in-game.
The first is of OAA rigged as a hermaphrodite brigged (slightly butchered) with a copy and paste "outer jib" Flying Jib, notice the Flying is furled and set at the same time
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 New Jersey Scuba Diver - Artifacts & Shipwrecks - Sailing Ships
The mainmast also carries a small fore-and-aft sail which improves maneuverability - brigs were known to be very "handy" vessels.
A Snow is a brig with an auxiliary mast attached to the mainmast for the fore-and-aft sail.
Hermaphrodite Brig is a vessel whose foremast is identical to the full-rigged brig and brigantine, and whose mainmast is that of a schooner; the mainmast is made in two spars and carries no yards.
www.njscuba.net /artifacts/ship_sailing_ship.html   (3042 words)

 Used Boats for Sale | A Boat Trader Directory of Yachts and Boats
Brig- is a two-Masted vessel with both masts square rigged.
An hermaphrodite brig has a brig's foremast and a schooner's mainmast
Brigantine- is a two-Masted vessel fore mast being square rigged.
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 AllRefer.com - brig, sailing vessel (Naval And Nautical Affairs) - Encyclopedia
brig, two-masted sailing vessel, square-rigged on both masts.
They vary in length between 75 and 130 ft (23–40 m), with tonnages up to 350.
More articles from AllRefer Reference on brig, sailing vessel
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 Livid's Lividict - brig   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]: Brig \Brig\ (br[i^]g), n.
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]: Brig \Brig\, n.
[1913 Webster] From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]: Brig \Brig\, n.
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Date: 1869 Chapter IV A Rogue - Trouble on Board - "Land Ho!" - Pompero - Cape Horn After speaking the Carolina, on the 21st August, nothing occurred to break the monotony of our life until Friday, September 5th, when we saw a sail on our weather (starboard) beam.
On board some vessels this is made a day of instruction and of religious exercises; but we had a crew of swearers, from the captain to the smallest boy; and a day of rest and of something like quiet, social enjoyment, was all that we could expect.
At two, P.M., we again kept off before the wind, leaving the land on our quarter, and at sundown, it was out of sight.
www.gruntose.com /Info/Books/Richard_Henry_Dana/two_years_before_the_mast_04.txt   (2687 words)

 Sea Foam
The first Sea Foam was a wooden-hulled hermaphrodite brig purchased by the Navy at New York City on14 September 1861; fitted out as a mortar vessel at the New York Navy Yard; and commissioned on 27 January 1862, Acting Master Henry E. Williams in command.
She did get into action again on the Mississippi in the spring of 1863 when Farragut dashed passed the Port Hudson batteries to stop Confederate commerce across the Mississippi from the Red River.
For the next year, the brig, badly hampered by yellow fever, remained on the Mississippi supporting the operations of the West Gulf Blockading Squadron.
www.history.navy.mil /danfs/s8/sea_foam-i.htm   (548 words)

"Man-of-war brig," said some of them; "Baltimore clipper," said others; the Ayacucho, thought I; and soon the broad folds of the beautiful banner of St.
The second day after our arrival, a full-rigged brig came round the point from the northward, sailed leisurely through the bay, and stood off again for the south-east, in the direction of the large island of Catalina.
In a few minutes, the captains came hurrying down, on the run; and there was no time to be lost, for the gale promised to be a severe one, and the surf was breaking upon the beach, three deep, higher and higher every instant.
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