Jul 272020

Ever wondered how long it takes to #sail anywhere by wooden #ships? My latest video goes into all sorts of details about this and other things, with cool footage from Black Sails, Pirates of the Caribbean, and other films to keep you amused. This is partly a #worldbuilding video but works for any authors who use such ships. Or want to! What’s discussed:

  • Ship terms (mast, yard, etc.)
  • Ship rates in the British Navy
  • Long ships (Vikings!)
  • Round Ships (galleons, ships-of-the-line, frigates, etc.)
  • Ship speeds (by wind and oars) and travel issues
  • Pirates, privateers, and letters of marque
  • Alternatives to the #cannon for worlds without gunpowder


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