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Throughout the Age of Sail the definition of the term "ship" required it to be a vessel being square-rigged on three masts. Sailing vessels with only two masts or a single mast were technically not 'ships', and in the sailing era would not have been described as such from [The rating system of the Royal Navy].

Types of [Rigs]

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The Brass Monkey II

Since piracy was a significant threat in Caribbean waters, merchants sought ships that could outrun pursuers. Ironically, that same speed and manoeuvrability made them highly prized and even more targeted by the pirates they were designed to avoid. When the ship had to be careened, pirates needed a safe haven in order to ground the ship. Sloops were well suited for this because they were able to sail in shallow areas where larger ships would either run aground or be unable to sail through at all. These shallow waters also provided protection from many of the naval ships of the English, which tended to be larger and required deep water to sail safely from [a Sloop].

Stats

Type [a Sloop].
Acc
Top Speed
Travel Speed
Handling
Cost:
Toughness:
Crew:
Cargo Space
Guns

Crew

Zenwar Captain,Mage Kraken Queequeg First Mate,Whaler Human BobTheCabinboy Merchant,Cabin Boy Human Karas Crew Masaquatlt

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The Brass Monkey

Incorrectly called a [Skiff] we think it is probably a small Sloop.

Stats

Type Skiff Acc 4 Top Speed 8 Travel Speed 2 Handling +1 Cost: $10,000 Toughness: 13(2) Crew: 1 +7 Cargo Space 3 Guns 2 [Four-pound cannon]

Crew

Esquirus Captain,Super Scurrion Senior Migwel First Mate Spanish, 1647 (50+) John Smith Crew English, 1673

Shares

Ownership Shares

Total {10,629 P8} 100%

Zenwar {3779 P8} ~ 36%
Queequeg {3450 P8} ~ 32%
Bob {3400 P8} ~32%

Bounty Shares

TOTAL 13

Zenwar 2
Queequeg 2
Bob 2
Supar 2
Ship 2
3x Crew 1

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