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==Ships in History==
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, "A boat can fit onto a ship, but a ship cannot fit onto a boat."  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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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.
==Ships In History==
 
Since man could dig out a log, man 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
 
  
''Don't touch pleaseI'm going to work on it some more after I come home, but feel free to leave comments and factsThanks- WanderingSpy''
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===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)
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===Famous Period Ships===
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* [[Santa Maria]]
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* [[Francis Drake|Golden Hind]]
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* [[Mary Rose]]
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* [[Longship|Long Serpent]]
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===Famous Period Captains===
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* Sir [[Francis Drake]] - military [[captain]], circumnavigated the world
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* [[Eric the Red]] - discovered [[Greenland]]
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* [[Leif Ericsson]] - landed in [[Canada]]
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* Ferdinand [[Magellan]] - first to circumnavigate the world
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* Christopher [[Colombus]] - discovered the [[Carribean]]
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==Reproduction Ships==
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*[http://www.vikingeskibsmuseet.dk/page.asp?sideid=203&zcs=402 Sea Stallion] ([[11th century]])
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*[http://www.duyfken.com Duyfken] ([[16th century|16th]]-[[17th century]])
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*[http://www.bataviawerf.nl/en/index.html Batavia] ([[17th century]])
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==Ships in the SCA==
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Obviously, due to an utter lack of real sea battles, ships are rather uncommon in the [[SCA]].  But, that doesn't mean you can't be knowlegeable about ships.  A [[Viking]] who knows nothing about [[longship]]s would be laughed out of his own communityPerhaps your [[persona]] owns, sails on, or captains one of these vessels.
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==Terminology==
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*''Fleet'', ''Flotilla''- A group of ships.
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**''Armada'' - A group of military ships ([[Spanish]]).
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**''Convoy'' - A group of [[merchant]] or supply ships.
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**''[[Navy]]'' - A group of military ships.
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*''Bottom'' - The ship, sans [[sail]]s or mast or rigging; i.e. the hull and decks.
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*''Sail'' - Unit of ship; e.g. "The English have a fleet of 50 sail"Also, the thing that makes most ships go.
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*''Bow'' - Front of ship.
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*''Stern'' - Back of ship.
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*''Starboard'' - Right side of ship.
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*''Port'' - Left side of ship.
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*''Deck'' - Floor or level of ship.
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*''Rigging'' - All the [[rope]]s and such.
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*''Figurehead'' - The decorative [[carving]] on the bow of many ships.
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''See also:''
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* [[Pirate]]
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* [[Corsair]]
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* [[Viking]]
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Latest revision as of 18:44, 14 January 2011

Ships in History

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, longships were predominant.

List of Period Ships

Famous Period Ships

Famous Period Captains

Reproduction Ships

Ships in the SCA

Obviously, due to an utter lack of real sea battles, ships are rather uncommon in the SCA. But, that doesn't mean you can't be knowlegeable about ships. A Viking who knows nothing about longships would be laughed out of his own community. Perhaps your persona owns, sails on, or captains one of these vessels.

Terminology

  • Fleet, Flotilla- A group of ships.
    • Armada - A group of military ships (Spanish).
    • Convoy - A group of merchant or supply 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.
  • Figurehead - The decorative carving on the bow of many ships.

See also: