Talk Like A Pirate

Though Pirates Online has only a scant number vessel classes, ship can be found in all shapes and sizes.

Term Definition
barkadeer A small pier or jetty vessel.
barque (also bark) A sailing ship with from three to five masts, all of them square-rigged except the after mast, which is fore-and-aft rigged; a small vessel that is propelled by oars or sails.
brig / brigantine A smaller, two-masted class of ship often favoured by pirates because of their speed and maneuverability. The term 'brig' also refers to a cage or room on a ship used to hold prisoners.
carrack or nau A three- or four-masted sailing ship developed in 15th century Western Europe for use in the Atlantic Ocean.
clipper A fast moving ship.
Cog A small warship.
fire ship A ship loaded with powder and tar then set afire and set adrift against enemy ships to destroy them.
galleon A large three-masted sailing ship with a square rig and usually two or more decks, used from the 15th to the 17th century especially by Spain as a merchant ship or warship.
galley (1) A low, flat vessel propelled partly, or wholly by oars. (2) a ship's kitchen.
hulk Retired British warship hulls that contained captured pirates and privateers.
jolly boat A light boat carried at the stern of a larger sailing ship.
long boat The largest boat carried by a ship which is used to move large loads such as anchors, chains, or ropes. pirates use the boats to transport the bulk of heavier treasures.
Man-of-War or Man O' War A vessel designed and outfitted for battle.
pink A small sailing vessel with a sharply narrowed stern and an overhanging transom.
pinnace A light boat propelled by sails or oars, used as a tender for merchant and war vessels; a boat for communication between ship and shore.
schooner A fore-and-aft rigged sailing vessel having at least two masts, with a foremast that is usually smaller than the other masts.
Ship of the Line A massive vessel designed to take part in the line of battle tactic in which the ships of a fleet form a line to fire combined broadsides.
sloop Small, fast ship with a narrow, shallow hull and large sails. Normally, sloops had only a mainmast.
tender A vessel attendant on other vessels, especially one that ferries supplies between ship and shore; a small boat towed or carried by a ship.
wherry A light, swift rowboat built for one person usually used in inland waters or harbors.
yawl (or dandy) A two-masted fore-and-aft-rigged sailing vessel similar to the ketch but having a smaller jigger- or mizzenmast stepped abaft the rudder; a ships small boat, crewed by rowers.

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