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Added another earlier example of the class Fenton Robb 21:39, 20 October 2005 (UTC)
Highly doubtful claim
- Origin of the term
- '(...) "brigantine", a two-masted vessel square-rigged only on the forward mast, and apparently formed from the word brig.'
This is contrary to what all other sources claim: the brigantine was an earlier vessel and the word 'brig' was a shortened form of it, that later became to mean a distinct (but closely related) type of vessel. (see also the articles on Brig and Brigantine).