Pickle

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Pickle
Pickle Side.png
Rate 7th Rate
Guns 12
Chasers None
Broadside Weight
Cannon Broadside Weight 36pd
Carronade Broadside Weight 72pd
Battle Rating 40
Total Crew 55
Sailing Crew 14
Max Speed 12.76kn
Turn Rate 6.04
Structure
Bow Structure 425
Side Structure 1700
Stern Structure 170
Armour
Bow Armour 26cm
Side Armour 43cm
Stern Armour 17cm
Sail HP 1700
Mast Thickness 68*cm
Rigging Fore and Aft Rigged
Draught Shallow
Cargo Capacity 60
Cargo Slots 10
Crafting Level 5

 General Description

While the name may be cute and unusual, the Pickle is a good beginner ship with good sailing qualities and 12 guns.

Armament

The Pickle can mount either 6pd cannons or 12pd carronades

Deck Cannon Count Cannon Size Carronade Size
Weather Deck 12 6pd 12pd

Characteristics

Small and maneuverable, the Pickle is a good beginner ship after the Cutter and Lynx. She carries the same amount of guns as the Privateer. Although her hull is a little taller, this also make her crew less exposed to grape shot when fighting against other fore-and-aft rigged ships. Also, the Pickle has good downwind sailing characteristics for her class, and will be able to outrun most other smaller vessels when sailing downwind.

SailingProfilePICKLE.png

Here is the Sailing Profile of the Pickle. Immediately apparent is the odd nature of the Pickle's sailing capabilities. Fastest on point 90 in a similar way to similarly sized ships, she is not as strong as the other ships of her class around point 45. However, she makes up for this by being a decent sailer anywhere beyond a beam reach all the way up to running with the wind in her back. This sailing profile is unique for the unrated vessels and thus the Pickle will likely catch most other ships her class when sailing with the wind behind her beam. However, she should be wary of square-rigged vessels such as the Snow and the brigs, as they will outperform her on these points. Yet against these, the Pickle still retains the speed at a beam reach to escape. In this sense, the Pickle will often be able to avoid danger either by escaping at a beam reach from square-rigged vessels such as the Brig, or by escaping with the wind in her back against fore-and-aft rigged vessels like the Lynx or Privateer.

History

HMS Pickle was a 12-gun topsail schooner purchased in 1800, originally named Sting, and renamed in 1802. She was present at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805 (but too small to play a part in the battle itself), under the command of John Richards Lapenotiere, who was entrusted with conveying the message about the victory and the death of Lord Nelson to England. She landed in Falmouth, Cornwall, setting Lapenotiere on his historic 36-hour journey by post chaise to the Admiralty in London. The route he took was inaugurated as The Trafalgar Way in 2005. She was wrecked in 1808 off Cádiz.

How to get the Crafting recipe

You can get the Pickle recipe by crafting Cutters, you can also get it by breaking up Pickles.

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Last Verified Name
23rd of June 2016 OlavDeng2