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A '''ship''' is a sea vessel.  This is not to be confused with a boat, which is also a sea vessel.  The rule of thumb is,
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  "A boat can fit onto a ship, but a ship cannot fit onto a boat." 
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So, a ship is just a huge boat.  During the age of sail ([[SCA]] [[period]]), a ship was any vessel with three square-sail masts and a bowspirit (the little pole jutting out in front).
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==Ships in History==
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Since man could dig out a log, he has been making ships.  Over the years, they have taken different shapes.  Early ships were simply big boats, with expansions on either side to increase space (the catamaran is a perfect example).  Biremes and triremes were ships used first by the Hellenes and were used in differing forms until the [[14th century]], mostly under the term "Galley". Galleys were then rendered obsolete by the more powerful "Man o' War". In the [[Viking]] lands, [[longship]]s were predominant.
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===List of Period Ships===
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The following is a list of period ships:
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*Brigantine ([[17th century]] on)
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*Caravel ([[15th century]] on)
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*Carrack ([[15th century|15th]]-[[16th century]])
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*Cog ([[10th century|10th]]-[[12th century]])
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*Fireship (full period)
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*Galleon ([[16th century]] on)
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*Galley (4th to [[14th century]])
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*Knarr (Viking era)
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*Longship (Viking era)
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*Schooner ([[16th century|16th]]-[[17th century]] on)
 
 
 
===Famous Period Ships===
 
* Santa Maria
 
* [[Francis Drake|Golden Hind]]
 
* Mary Rose
 
 
 
===Famous Period Captains===
 
* Sir [[Francis Drake]] - military [[captain]], circumnavigated the world
 
* [[Eric the Red]] - discovered [[Greenland]]
 
* [[Leif Ericsson]] - landed in [[Canada]]
 
* Ferdinand [[Magellan]] - first to circumnavigate the world
 
* Christopher [[Colombus]] - discovered the [[Carribean]]
 
 
 
==Ships in the SCA==
 
Obviously, due to an utter lack of real sea battles, ships are nearly non-existant in the [[SCA]] (at least, in the [[Midrealm]]). But, that doesn't mean you can't be knowlegeable about ships, or even crew one!  A Viking who knows diddly-squat about the Longship would be laughed out of his own community. Perhaps your [[persona]] owns, [[household|crews]], or captains one of these vessels.
 
 
 
==Terminology==
 
Obviously, if you are a sea dog, you have to sound like one!
 
*Fleet, Flotilla- A group of ships.
 
**Armada - A group of military ships ([[Spanish]]).
 
**Convoy - A group of merchant or trade ships.
 
**[[Navy]] - A group of military ships.
 
*Bottom - The ship, sans sails or mast or rigging; i.e. the hull and decks.
 
*Sail - Unit of ship; e.g. "The English have a fleet of 50 sail". Also, the thing that makes most ships go.
 
*Bow - Front of ship.
 
*Stern - Back of ship.
 
*Starboard - Right side of ship.
 
*Port - Left side of ship.
 
*Deck - Floor or level of ship.
 
*Rigging - All the ropes and such.
 
*Maidenhead - The decorative [[carving]] on the bow of many ships.
 
 
 
See also:
 
* [[Pirate]]
 
* [[Corsair]]
 

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