Bricogoletta (or Vricogoleta) also called Goletomprico, was a mixed type of Brig and Goletta, more narrow and longer than the Brig, at around 250 tons with 8-12 guns on deck.
It was a fast ship with great maneuverability and ease of handling and was used both commercially and as a warship during the Greek revolution of 1821, especialy by the islanders of Spetses. It was considered a successful type of sailboat, so much so that Turkish shipowners bought from the Greeks many of them for use as transports, as soon as the war of Greek independence had ended.
The large vessels of this category were called Myoparones, while the smaller ones Μartigkanes or Μartigi.
Artwork #13 from the collection of miniatures "The evolution of the Greek sailing vessels from the 16th to the 19th century".
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May 9th, 2021
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