Cutter Alert 1777

Author: Oleksandr Makovieiev
Class: C1
Type: Cutter
Name: Alert 1777
Category: Senior
Scale: 1:50
Width: 300 mm
Height: 710 mm

The Alert, one of fifteen cutters built for the Navy during the years 1777 and 1778, was built at Dover, one of the principal ports where vessels of this nature were constructed. The keel was laid in January 1777 and five months later, on the 24 June, the Alert was launched. It were generally deployed for minor roles such as conveying dispatches, routine inshore patrol work and reconnaissance duties, they were also used to assist the Revenue service engaged on preventive duties against smuggling.