French Navy Xebec, By Bonaparte

April 3, 2010 posted by Zorro

Classic-Pirates.com Ambassador Bonaparte shows off his skills again with this incredible piece of work: a French Navy Xebec!

French Navy Xebec, a ship MOC by Bonaparte

A Mediterranean Xebec

Xebecs were used in the Mediterranean by French corsairs mainly for quick interception and getaway. The corsairs favored the xebec for its speed and maneuverability, and for its shallow draft which also aided in escaping larger vessels. These qualities were recognized by many of the European navies, and the vessel was quickly adopted into the Mediterranean squadrons as commerce-raiders and anti-piracy cruisers.

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