volkervonalzey: 07 Aug 2012 1:18 a.m. PST: Really good ships, very nice pics- good job! The typical vessel is the junk, an efficient design that is fast, easy to handle and able to sail upwind. Since many ships during this period were similar to the caravel in size and rigging, a tentative comparison can be made with other vessels regarding tonnage and keel to beam ratios. Aframax and Panamax are mid-sized cargo vessels. There are records of other impressive ships from Portugal, such as São João of 1533/34, which was one and a half times the size of the largest Indian ships (17). Galley, large seagoing vessel propelled primarily by oars. Ship's maximum measurements are defined by the Chinamax standars, allowing ports to determine whether they can accommodate ships in this class. Nate. There were also fears on slaving voyages that the slaves might rise up against the crew. It could bear a load of 120 tons of cargo. THE DIFFERENT SECTIONS (N ROM) OF THE SHIPSThe ships were divided into sections, i.e. That’s what made this type of ship so successful. 2. Chinese ships also developped many other features before the west, for example: the stern mounted rudder, multiple masts, water-tight hull sections and the magnetic compass. Example Crew. Warships carry extra soldiers to fight battles and fire the siege weapons. Length 146 ft Beam 35 ft Depth 12 ft 8 ins Tonnage 475 tons: Shallop: large, heavily built, sixteenth century boat with one mast carrying fore and aft sails, normally of less than 25 tons. Ghost Ship: Either a ship that appears as a ghostly apparition such as the Flying Dutchman, or a ship which is found floating at sea with no sign of the crew, such as the Mary Celeste. In 1892–93, a full-size near-replica of the Gokstad ship, the Viking, was built by the Norwegian Magnus Andersen in Bergen. Cogs were characterized by a flush-laid flat bottom at midships but gradually shifted to overlapped strakes near the posts. This would mean the crew size would be something from 20-30. The rowers of the upper row were also equipped for combat … At the same time Chinese shipwrights had already developed the central features of the design of the junk. Pirate Ship. They operate in the Caribbean and Latin American regions. I will look into the SFC, I didn't think of it as a potential help for this kind of thing but there you go. Q-Max ship is 345 metres (1,132 ft) long, 53.8 metres (177 ft) wide and 34.7 metres (114 ft) high, with a draught of approximately 12 metres (39 ft). Typical of Viking raiding vessels, she is 76 ′ long. They were three-masted ships with the square sails, raised forecastle and quarterdeck. Currently the permissible limits for suezmax ships are 20.1 m (66 ft) of draught with the beam no wider than 50 m (164.0 ft), or 12.2 m (40 ft) of draught with maximum allowed beam of 77.5 m (254 ft). Answers must be in-depth and comprehensive, or they will be removed. Phone: +385 51 263 083 Early medieval Europeans received from their predecessors two broad ranges of wooden shipbuilding traditions, one in the Mediterranean and the other in the northern seas. Giuseppe Carabina 11 Would they work for simulating fantasy / medieval ships? VLCC stands for Very Large Crude Carriers. Unlike the Captain's who were appointed by their respective governments and who's authority was supreme at all times, most pirate captain's were democratically elected by the ships crew and could be replaced at any time by a majority vote of the crewmen. 2. The saga describes it thus; the bulwarks were as high as in sea-going ships. Such ambition also called for changes in … The design of caravels underwent changes over the years, but a typical caravel of the late 15th century may be described as a broad-beamed vessel of 50 or 60 tons burden; some were as large as 160 tons. Ship's maximum measurements are defined by the Chinamax standars, allowing ports to determine whether they can accommodate ships in this class. These vessels have an average capacity of 65,000 DWT, and are primarily used in transporting coal, crude oil and petroleum products. The Thomas W. Lawson, built in 1902, had seven masts. Cogs were a type of round ship, characterized by a flush-laid flat bottom at midships which gradually shifted to overlapped strakes near the posts. Over the next 300 years vessels did not become vastly bigger. Range and whether a ship is spending a long time traveling over open ocean seem to me important factors when deciding how to build one's ships (though the Norse and the Polynesians seem to have both accomplished some pretty amazing journeys in frighteningly small boats), but how did different demands/forces change how people built ships over time? Larger loads could be transported more cheaply and by a smaller crew than previously. Typical tonnage was about 8 - 30 tons, with single ships of up to 150 tons excavated. It was used to sail the Atlantic. Modern replicas of the medium sized ships need about 10 people for safe handling, in times of war (yes, they were adapted if need be - there wasn't much of a specialization regarding warships back then) they could have several hundred people aboard. Length 146 ft Beam 35 ft Depth 12 ft 8 ins Tonnage 475 tons: Shallop: large, heavily built, sixteenth century boat with one mast carrying fore and aft sails, normally of less than 25 tons. She was the largest ship of her time. Though the early 16th century Portuguese did not record exact sizes, they remarked that the ships were so monstrously big that Flor do Mar and Anunciada (the largest Portuguese ships of the time) did not seem ships when next to them. That and paying for the mods themselves is where money matters. I guess I'm also wondering, if you were one of those soldiers or passengers, what the heck you would do all day while the ship was under sail. In Europe the largest ones would probably be the Grace Dieu (ship) - Wikipedia and the Peter von Danzig (ship) - Wikipedia. A rule of thumb for crewsize was that one sailor… They also tended to be very much more plain than warships or the ships that were used to bury important people in. It differed from the longship in that it was larger and relied almost entirely on its square rigged sail for propulsion. Slave ships usually had much larger crews than other ships. Supramax vessels have capacity between 50,000 to 60,000 DWT. In comparison to a square-rigged vessel of comparable tonnage, a schooner is better for coastwise sailing. Thirdly, the Hulk or Holk, a predecessor of the Caravell (the type of Ship Columbus used), that more or less fused with or displaced the Cog in the Late Middle Ages, even in the Hanse (that was breaking up by then, anyway). Cog’s were used primarily for trade in medieval Europe, especially in the Baltic Sea by the Hanseatic League. The wiki article is pretty good and has an excellent list of external links for the layman. Baltic sea ships tended to be on the smaller side, and North sea trade ships could have up to about 20 crew. Medieval ship type, dominant in North Europe from the thirteenth to the fifteenth centuries. ft. ) Register Tons: volume in 100 cu.ft. If medieval can be medieval China and extends to the 1400s, and you want big, you could use as your model the Chinese Treasure Ships. A two-masted schooner Schooner A sailing vessel of two or more masts, all fore-and-aft rigged. Who would actually be piloting and running the ship itself. Such an one, for instance, was La Blanche Nef, built in the reign of Henry I., and lost on the coast of Normandy in the year 1120 a.d. Its watertight compartments, adjustable keel, and highly flexible number of masts each… Since pirate ships often ranged far and wide in search of their prizes, sound navigation was crucial. As the name suggests, Aframax are medium-sized oil tankers with a dead weight tonnage (DWT) between 80,000 and 119,999. Bigger still was the 69 m (226 ft) HMS Victory, built in 1765. Although wider and more frequent communications within Europe meant exposure to a variety of improvements, experimental failures were costly and rarely attempted. Cargo ships or vessels come in different types and sizes to meet the various demands of marine cargo transportation. According to the Guoque [] (1658), the first voyage consisted of 63 treasure ships crewed by 27,870 men.. If there was a skilled navigator aboard a prize ship, pirates would often kidnap him and force him to join their crew. They were most common in the early days when expeditions were mostly slave raids. Chinamax ships are very large bulk carrier which can't be longer than 360m (1,180 ft), wider than 65 m (213 ft) and her draft can't be more than 24 m (79 ft). > Both stem and stern posts were straight and rather long, and connected to the keelplank through intermediate pieces called hooks. Ship type: in most cases the clerks compiling naval and customs records did not record the types of ships. Crew size depended on the size and rig of the ship. They also tended to be very much more plain than warships or the ships that were used to bury important people in. The Venetian buss was rapidly supplanted by another Venetian ship, the cog. I gather from a book I half-remember as a kid that sailing ships, especially 18th/19th century-type military vessels, would have been fairly crowded, but how many people might there be on, say, a carrack-sized vessel, or a caravel? Acordding to this a fully crewed, full rigged ship had around 200 people on board. Ships have sizes and spaces different from creature sizes and spaces. A medieval ship discovered on the banks of the River Usk in Newport in the summer of 2002 continues to provide surprises as restoration work continues. They are designed to pass through the majority of the ports in the world. Baltic sea ships tended to be on the smaller side, and North sea trade ships could have up to about 20 crew. Of the former ship a keel survives that is 40 meters long while the length from stem to stern is not known. Size and Space. Captain. They serve regions with largest deepwater terminals in the world and are primarily used for transporting coal and iron ore. Because of their giant size, they are suitable to serve only a small number of ports with deepwater terminals. Ship Sizes. Tweet. There were cogs of different sizes, between 15 and 25 m in length, 5-8 m wide and with a moulded depth of 3-5 m. The measurement of the capacity of a cog was called “last”, equivalent to 2 tons. Voyages could be delayed by weather either driving you off course or into port when you didn't want to be there, or by becalming you in an area of no wind, or trapping you in an area you couldn't get out of. Those are bigger ships than I had in mind, but they require a surprisingly small number of people to function. I think Old Glory 25s make crews for at least the 15mm medievel ships, but I think you have to buy them with their ships ... Any size in particular? Sorry, but my sources are all German, but if someone's interested, I'll post 'em. Pirate ships varied in size, and the same crew would often go through several different ships in their careers, often seizing a small vessel and then using that one to capture a bigger one. (N. band/spant) Each section (N rom) had two half-sections (N halv-rom); One section is the same as one seat (N sesse) and one pair of oars. A sailing ship or warship requires a large crew to properly sail the vessel. The New Panamax has been created as a result of the expanding plans for Panama Canal locks. The ships of Medieval Europe were powered by sail or oar, or both. They were fidalgos and minor noblemen whose role was just to fight if needed. In Olav Tryggvason’s saga we can read that Erling Skjalgsson had a ‘skeid” of 30 sections and a crew of 200 men. Also there were 24 to 40 mounted guns on a two and a half gun decks. Most medieval ships that weren't oar-powered were pretty slow (silburnl makes some good points about why), so I'd make an estimate of 5-8 knots on the average. They reported to the Quartermaster or the Captain. A cog is a type of ship that first appeared in the 10th century, and was widely used from around the 12th century on. A two-masted coastal vessel carrying lugsails. Specifically, how large were their crews, and what roles did each member of the crew tend to occupy? So to take a median figure of say 36 guns on an average medium size frigate of 36 guns and allowing the minimum gun crew of 5 men you woud need to have 180 crew to fully man the guns.Then a similar number to man and work the ship whilst in battle so you are looking to have a full crew of at least 360 men. These could be described as truly bigass ships. Duties ranged from anchoring to naval provisions. The crew sizes for caravels can be approximated (according to first link) as "0.5 men per tonnel". Cogs were ... although this may generate a suggested crew size on the low side of Medieval practice. The sort of thing that would be mentioned by Xenophon or Thucydides. Their crew could be as low as 10 people. File Size . Handysize are small-sized ships with a capacity ranging between 15,000 and 35,000 DWT. A Panamax vessel can't be longer than 294,13 m (965 ft), wider than 32,31 m (106 ft) and her draught can't be more than 12,04 m (39.5 ft). Crew size ranged from a minimum of seven to fifteen and could carry up to a maximum of 30 to 50, including passengers. Menéndez' San Pelayo of 1565 was a 900 ton galleon which was also called a nao and galeaza. Unlike the Captain's who were appointed by their respective governments and who's authority was supreme at all times, most pirate captain's were democratically elected by the ships crew and could be replaced at any time by a majority vote of the crewmen. The pirate ships usually did not have surgeons aboard. They are mainly used in transporting finished petroleum products and for bulk cargo. Slave ships usually had much larger crews than other ships. They were typically bigger, starting at about 25 tons, typically having between 100 and 140 tons, and reaching up to 200 - 380 tons for long distance trade ships (e.g. These vessels are ideal for small as well as large ports, and so make up the majority of ocean cargo vessels in the world. 10 Posts. Description. A large cog may have looked like this. the space between two ribs. Civilian ships has always been an interesting part of naval history, almost as exciting when thinking of huge container ships, race boats, clippers or the romance of blue ribbon luxury liners. Chinamax ships are very large bulk carrier which can't be longer than 360m (1,180 ft), wider than 65 m (213 ft) and her draft can't be more than 24 m (79 ft). About 3-4 in a crew of about 20. Larger dhows have crews of approximately thirty people, while smaller dhows typically have crews of around twelve. It was capable of carrying one large weapon (such as a catapult or ballista) but was not built to wield a ram. The point here is to offer options but not promote the idea that characters could create a "supership" just by throwing money at it. You can usually estimate their crew size easily by counting the number of oar holes: Warships tend to have more (one paddle per soldier) than tradeships - 30 - 40 oars, plus some more space for additional soldiers, supplies, even horses could be part of the load. Their crew could be as low as 10 people. A medieval ship discovered on the banks of the River Usk in Newport in the summer of 2002 continues to provide surprises as restoration work continues. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. The first frigates appeared in the 17th Century. Known to be a fairly frail open boat. As per the current permissible limits, a Malaccamax vessel can have a maximum length of 400 m (1,312ft), beam of 59 m (193.5 ft), and draught of 14.5 m (47.5 ft). In 1892–93, a full-size near-replica of the Gokstad ship, the Viking, was built by the Norwegian Magnus Andersen in Bergen. Q-Max's are largest LNG carriers that can dock at the LNG terminals in Qatar. The crew were needed to sail the ship, and to look after the enslaved Africans, who numbered anywhere between 100 and 700. There were a number of common ship types in medieval Europe. Moral of the Story As the name suggests, Malaccamax ships are the largest ships that can pass through the Strait off Malacca which is 25 m (82 ft) deep. So, when they divided the sum of the manual cycle time – 100 seconds – by the takt time – 50 seconds – the optimal crew size came to 2 people (instead of 6 when the total cycle time was used). There were a large variety, mostly based in much older conservative design. Expanded locks will be around 427 m (1400 ft) long, 55 m (180 ft)  wide and 18,30 m (60 ft) deep so Panama Canal will be able to handle larger vessels . What would a small-medium medieval sailing ship have looked like? Ironclad: A warship with a wooden hull sheathed in iron for protection against gunfire. Suezmax are named after the famous Suez Canal. The deadweight tonnage of these vessels is 380,000–400,000 DWT. 37 Change Notes Created by. The crew were needed to sail the ship, and to look after the enslaved Africans, who numbered anywhere between 100 and 700. (For example, “Black Bart” Roberts worked much of the Atlantic Ocean, from the Caribbean to Brazil to Africa.) They are just ideal for short to medium-haul oil trades, and are primarily used in regions of lower crude production, or the areas that lack large ports to accommodate giant oil carriers. To illustrate the quickly increasing size of the ships we can look at the Hanseatic notes in the Lübecker Zollrolle of 1227. Handymax are small-sized cargo ships with a size less than 60,000 DWT. Home > Stollie Online See all 1247 collections (some may be hidden) 44,065: Unique Visitors: 18,753: Current Subscribers: 1,086: Current Favorites: Subscribe to download NPC Android Crew - (Animated & Functional) Subscribe. Jan 5 @ 8:52pm. I really loathe just linking to wikipedia but for a question like this I think its appropriate. E-mail: [email protected] The tradeships had no oar holes midship, and also were built more rotund, strengthened in the midship, where the cargo was. They are categorised under VLCC, ULCC, VLOC and ULOC  and can be as large as 400,000 DWT or even more. The cog is a type of ship that appeared in the medieval period in the 10th century and it was widely spread across the sea into the 12th century. I'm also curious about the roles of the crew, in a general sense; obviously on a sailing ship you have to have people to deploy and take in the sails at the appropriate times, and to steer the ship and whatnot, but what other important jobs were there on a sailing ship that had to get done on a regular basis? Then there's the cog, known in many incarnations, from a small fishing boat during the Early Middle Ages up to a sizeable trade ship and the main workhorse of the Hanse during the High Middle Ages. The crew itself was dissected according to the size of the vessels in units of about 110 men, the Ousiai. 51000 Rijeka Croatia Ship's Captain : A common misconception about life on a Pirate ship surrounds the role and authority of the Captain. It was used to sail the Atlantic. Sizes of cargo vessels range from a modest handysize carriers(10,000 - 30,000 DWT) to mammoth VLCC and ULCC super tankers with a capacity to carry cargoes of more than 200,000 DWT. You see in order to accurately determine the optimal crew size the team needs a little more information. A crew of 16 was able to handle this ship if 5,200 tons. The pirate Captains were selected because they were respected, not because they were feared. Crews of up to 45 for civilian cogs are recorded, and 60 for a 240 ton cog being used for military transportation. Although the maximum size of these raiding vessels is still under debate, one, the Long Dragon, measured 140 ′ in At 62.2 m (204.0 ft) the SS Constitution, built in 1797, is the oldest wooden ship still afloat. "Medieval Ship's Crew?" Also, sort of generally related, I'm curious about the factors which influenced ship size and design. Ship Sizes. Jan 23, 2019 @ 7:35am. Surgeons. The Portal for Public History They are mid-sized cargo vessels with a capacity ranging between 120,000 to 200,000 DWT. Who Is Who - Pirate Ranks on Ship Roles and Positions on Pirate Ship - Meet the Pirate Crew! But all their ships are relatively new. Chinamax. They are very large and ultra large cargo vessels with a capacity over 150,000 DWT. Connecting maritime professionals and marine companies since 2007, You are here: Ship's Captain : A common misconception about life on a Pirate ship surrounds the role and authority of the Captain. Since medieval culture was very diverse, so were shipbuilding styles. She carried 77 crewmen, 18 gunners, transported 317 soldiers and 26 families, as well as provisions and cargo. Those that had them probably pressed surgeons into service. So to take a median figure of say 36 guns on an average medium size frigate of 36 guns and allowing the minimum gun crew of 5 men you woud need to have 180 crew to fully man the guns.Then a similar number to man and work the ship whilst in battle so you are looking to have a full crew … a pilot / navigator. Crew size depended on the size and rig of the ship. In order to play out ship-to-ship combat on a Flip-Mat or battle mat, a single square on the map corresponds to 30 feet of distance, rather than 5 feet. Topic. Stern-mounted rudder. the trip to Flanders). Updated . The Thomas W. Lawson, built in 1902, had seven masts. I hope that's a nice enough overview/Starting point. See this section this provides a good figure for the type of ships used in Classical Greece. The large number of crew were also there to guard the slaves and prevent any trouble. Cargo ships or vessels come in different types and sizes to meet the various demands of marine cargo transportation. The keel, or keelplank, was only slightly thicker than the adjacent garboards and had no rabbet. Crew sizes are only recorded for those vessels in naval operations (and not all crew sizes were recorded by the clerks) and owners' names are not systemically recorded. The Egyptians, Cretans, and other ancient peoples used sail-equipped galleys for both war and commerce. Registered Member. A medieval ship with the ends of the planks fitted parallel to the stern and sternposts. Of the former ship a keel survives that is 40 meters long while the length from stem to stern is not known. As the name suggests, these ships are often used to move cargo to and from China along several trade routes, such as the iron ore route from Brazil to China. Known to be a fairly frail open boat. A crew of 16 was able to handle this ship if 5,200 tons. Strong cross-beams, usually protruded through the ship's sides, holding the sides together ; 13th century cog illustration. The Norse saga literature usually refer to the size of a ship given its number of "rooms". The best archaeological example of the longship is the Gokstad ship, a reconstruction of the longship displayed in an Oslo museum. Frigate, warship, usually either a square-rigged sailing ship of the 17th–19th century or a modern antisubmarine and air-defense ship. The lower plank h… a couple of man-at-arms, depending of the mission possibly more. The History of Ming (1739) credits the first voyage with 62 treasure ships crewed by 27,800 men. Tags: None. Posted . I'm mostly curious about the middle ages (up to about 1500, I guess), but information about wind-powered ships from more ancient or more modern eras would also be helpful. The 13th-century caravel is surmised to have been a lateen one-or two-master under thirty tons, with a keel to beam ratio of 5:1. Its most distinguishing feature are sails divided into a number of horizontal panels by bamboo slats (battens). It was a medium-sized class of a warship with an average weight of 1,000 tons. Medieval ships. They form the majority of ocean going cargo vessels in the world. The Long Serpent was probably a “busse”. This prosperity stimulated shipbuilding and revolutionized design of the merchant ship and later the warship, as seen in the development of the Hansa cog. Ship - Ship - 17th-century developments: With the emergence of the eastern trade about 1600 the merchant ship had grown impressively. There were also fears on slaving voyages that the slaves might rise up against the crew. Ship of the line: sailing warship of first, second or third rate. Ship of the line: sailing warship of first, second or third rate. There were cogs of different sizes, between 15 and 25 m in length, 5-8 m wide and with a moulded depth of 3-5 m. The measurement of the capacity of a cog was called “last”, equivalent to 2 tons. By the end of the fifteenth century the full-rigged ship was the preferred vessel for many intra-European trades, in part because of its handling qualities, in part because of its versatility, and in part because its crew size could be reduced per ton of goods carried compared to other types. They are very flexible in using terminals and can also operate in ports with depth limitations. From surgeons, crew expected, to help them with diseases and wounds. They have a size ranging between 180,000 to 320,000 DWT. It usually had only one deck and could be outfitted with fore- and sterncastles. They had full lapstrake planking covering the sides, generally starting from the bilge strakes, and double-clenched iron nails for plank fastenings. The keel of this immense vessel had a length of 31.50 m and it was 50 m overall (16). Cargo ships  are categorised partly by capacity and partly by dimensions (often related to the different canals and canal locks they are traveling through). Cogs were rarely as large as 300 tons, although a very small number were considerably larger, over 1,000 tons. Subscribed. These give the sail better aerodynamics and allow reducing the sail area for different wind conditions. This was the capacity of a carriage drawn by four horses. ”..and all the crew memers were very skilled men”. Though relatively small in size in comparison to VLCC and ULCC, Aframax tankers have a capacity to carry up to 120,000 metric tonnes of crude oil. Hutchinson G ‘Medieval Ships and Shipping’ (Leicester, 1994) Lambert, C ‘Shipping the Medieval Military: English Maritime Logistics in the Fourteenth Century’ (Woodbridge, 2011) Nicholas, N H ‘A History of the Royal Navy from the earliest Times to the French Revolution’ (London, 1847), two volumes. This may sound a lot but there is a recorded incident of the frigate, USS … That’s what made this type of ship so successful. ULCC or Ultra Large Crude Carriers are the largest shipping vessels in the world with a size more than 320,000 DWT. VLCCs are used extensively around the North Sea, Mediterranean and West Africa. The post-medieval ships. China is not know… Size measurements Reported ship sizes in tons are confusing because there are 3 variants Tonnage: volume of cargo space; Old: volume in "tuns" or wine barrels ( 1 m 3 or 40 cu. It has a capacity of 266,000 cubic metres (9,400,000 cu ft), equal to 161,994,000 cubic metres (5.7208×109 cu ft) of natural gas. That is, with 64 or more guns. The Phoenicians were apparently the first to introduce the bireme (about 700 bc), which had two banks of oars staggered on either side Portuguese caravels departing Lisbon for Brazil, the West Indies, and America; from an engraving after Theodor de Bry's Americae Tertia Pars, 1562. Due to their small size, they are capable of operating in regions with small ports with length and draught restrictions. That is: A ship of 20 sections will be called a 20-sesse and it has 40 oars. A Zheng He era inscription in the Jinghai Temple in Nanjing gave the size of Zheng He ships in 1405 as 2,000 liao (500 tons), but did not give the number of ships. Please read the rules before participating, as we remove all comments which break the rules. The ship had a smooth hull, which was constructed around a strong internal framework. Any crew required to operate siege engines are in addition to those crew needed to operate the ship. Examples are usually up to 25. International Maritime Organization & Conventions. As the name suggests, Panamax and New Panamax ships are travelling through the Panama Canal. These ships are 225,6 m (740 ft) long, 23,8 m (78 ft) wide and 35,5 m (116 ft) high, with a draught of 7,92 metres (26 ft). It was 85 ft (26 m) long at the keel and 20 ft (6 m) across the beam. Awesome. It was mainly made from oak and the particular timber that could be found in the Baltic region of Prussia. The knarr, a relative of the longship, was a type of cargo vessel used by the Vikings. This ship was built for Prince William, the son of the King, and he was lost in her, together with 300 passengers and crew. The size of the ship itself is what determines how "super" it is and how many mod slots it can hold. 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