Niagara

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Niagara
Niagara Front Port.png
Rate 6th Rate
Guns 20
Chasers Stern Chasers
Broadside Weight
Cannon Broadside Weight 90pd
Carronade Broadside Weight 320pd
Battle Rating 90
Total Crew 155
Sailing Crew 40
Minimum Crew {{{Minimum Crew}}}
Max Speed 12.79kn
Turn Rate 5.59
Structure
Bow Armour Hit Points 469
Side Armour Hit Points 1875
Stern Armour Hit Points 188
Structure Hit Points 938
Armour
Bow Armour Thickness 23cm
Side Armour Thickness 39cm
Stern Armour Thickness 16cm
Sail Hit Points 1875
Mast Thickness 70cm *
Rigging Type Square
Draught Shallow
Cargo Capacity 244
Cargo Slots 16
Crafting Level 5

 General Description

The Niagara is 6th rate brig, however interestingly, though it is a shallow draught ship, it is not allowed in shallow port battles. The Niagara is based off the USS Niagara, a US navy brig present in the Battle of lake Erie during the war of 1812. Part way through the battle it also served as Oliver Hazard Perry's flagship, after his took heavy damage and loss of crew. The ship was sunk after the war, but has been refloated and reconstructed and still sails on Lake Erie, it is currently under possession of the State of Pennsylvania.

Armament

The Niagara can mount either 32pd carronades or 9pd cannons for both her stern chasers and main battery making her the most heavily armed of all the brigs.

Deck Cannon Count Cannon Size Carronade Size
Weather Deck 20 9pd 32pd
Stern Chasers 2 9pd 32pd

Characteristics

The Niagara being so long and thin has great speed at all points of sail (for a square rigger that is), she has good structure being the same as the Navy Brig and Mercury, she does however turn slower but this should not be a problem thanks to her excellent speed and massive fire power for a brig almost matching the light Frigate the Cerberus.

SailingProfileNIAGARA.png

Here is the Sailing Profile for the Niagara; she sails much like the other brigs - doing well at any point from a beam reach and beyond but sailing at her fastest at point 135. Like the Mercury, the Niagara is relatively forgiving when pushed further upwind than a beam reach to around point 75, but after that will suffer a rapid speed decrease. Overall, she is one of the stronger sailors of the brigs in the game, but does not compare favourably to your other options at the same rank; the Cerberus light frigate.

How to get Crafting recipe

You can get the Niagara by breaking up Niagaras or you can get it by crafting Mercuries.

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Last Verified Name
28/09/2017 bobk