::::  Napoleonic Ships - MERCHANT SHIPS
Code - NS901
Description - CAT NS901 LARGE NORTH EUROPEAN MERCHANT SHIP Designed by Chapman towards the end of the eighteenth century the Cat was widely used in Northern waters. There were various sizes of Cat produced and the model depicted was designated as a merchant vessel - 4th class. Only a small crew of some 25-35 persons was carried. A light armament was sometimes carried for protection against privateers - 8 x 6pdr being typical.