Prince de Neufchatel

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Prince de Neufchatel
Prince de Neufchatel 001.jpg
Rate 6th Rate
Guns 20
Chasers Bow and Stern Chasers
Broadside Weight
Cannon Broadside Weight 60pd
Carronade Broadside Weight 192pd
Battle Rating 50
Total Crew 130
Sailing Crew 24
Minimum Crew {{{Minimum Crew}}}
Max Speed 13.37
Turn Rate 5.83*
Structure
Bow Armour Hit Points 400
Side Armour Hit Points 1600
Stern Armour Hit Points 160
Structure Hit Points 800
Armour
Bow Armour Thickness 25cm
Side Armour Thickness 41cm
Stern Armour Thickness 16cm
Sail Hit Points 1600
Mast Thickness 74*cm
Rigging Type Hermaphrodite Brig
Draught Shallow
Cargo Capacity 300
Cargo Slots 16
Crafting Level 5

General Description

The Prince De Neufchatel is a fast and well-armed 20-gun schooner, unique for carrying both bow and stern chasers considering her speed. She is the only ship in the game to split her gun deck's armament, her four aftermost gunports can only support carronades. The vessel has an excellent turnrate giving her the possibility to be a lethal weapon against ships of the line who cannot outturn her, making them vulnerable to sternrakes.

Armament

Deck Cannon Count Cannon Size Carronade Size
Gun Deck 4 6pd 24pd
Weather Deck 16 6pd 18pd
Bow Chasers 2 6pd 18pd
Stern Chasers 2 6pd 18pd

Characteristics

The Prince de Neufchatel is unique for a ship it's class in the area that it has a considerable speed at all wind angles due to its rigging. It'a best point of sail is ~90 degrees from the wind. It has an excellent turnrate. Through the use of manual sails this ship has an extraordinary acceleration and deceleration. It is able to sail stop and even sail backwards at all wind angles if manual sailing is used properly in a matter of seconds. This characteristic is especially useful for boarding where the Prince can act almost like a rock infront of another vessel.

The Prince de Neufchatel has a very weak bowsprit. Ramming into an enemy vessel can cause a potential rigging shock. Thus during a boarding an experienced enemy can perform a seemlessly harmless turn but break off the Prince's bowsprit, crippling it considerably.


History

The Prince de Neufchatel was a fast sailing United States schooner-rigged privateer, built in New York by Adam and Noah Brown in approximately 1812. She is a fine example of the peak of development of the armed schooner. Neufchatel operated in mainly European waters, damaging British shipping during the War of 1812. Noted for her speed, at one time she outran seventeen men-of-war. In 1813, operating in the English channel, she took nine British prizes in quick succession. She also delivered a crushing defeat to the boats of a British frigate that tried to capture her. The British finally captured her in December 1814; she was broken up in 1815.

How to get the Crafting recipe

The permit is obtainable by trading a victory mark in the 'admiralty' section of port. This grants the user 5 Prince de Neufchatel permits.

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