I think that had they put a slow match in the magazine of the other brigantine it would have exploded before this.
See Hermaphrodite and brigantine, by which, term she is at present classed in law.
At daylight on the 30th May 1840, the Dolphin being under easy sail off Whydah, a brigantine was observed on the lee-bow.
Meanwhile the pirate craft was dashing toward the brigantine.
The Indians likewise promised to man all their canoes and accompany the brigantine to where the vessel lay moored.
Instantly a battle-flag fluttered from every mast-head on the brigantine.
Vasseur's ship, the Breton, still remained in the river, and they had also the Spanish brigantine brought by the mutineers.
Apparently he had his doubts as to the probability of the brigantine attacking us.
The brigantine was headed for her, and the two vessels rapidly approached each other.
“All ready, sir, and bearing dead on the brigantine,” was the answer.
"small two-masted ship," 1520s, from Middle French brigandin (15c.), from Italian brigantino, perhaps "skirmishing vessel, pirate ship," from brigante "skirmisher, pirate, brigand" from brigare "fight" (see brigade).