Privateer

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Privateer
Privateer Front.png
Rate 7th Rate
Guns 12
Chasers None
Broadside Weight
Cannon Broadside Weight 36pd
Carronade Broadside Weight 108pd
Battle Rating 30
Total Crew 60
Sailing Crew 15
Max Speed 13.37kn
Turn Rate 6.95
Structure
Bow Structure 263
Side Structure 1050
Stern Structure 105
Hull Structure 525
Armour
Bow Armour 22cm
Side Armour 37cm
Stern Armour 15cm
Sail HP 1050
Mast Thickness 44*cm
Rigging Fore and Aft Rigged
Draught Shallow
Cargo Capacity 150
Cargo Slots 16
Crafting Level 5

 General Description

The privateer is an up-gunned Lynx which gets 4 extra guns, able to carry larger carronades and 15 extra crew, however thats not the only changes there are also some changes to its handling characteristics.

The Privateer's modest firepower is sufficient to capture smaller trade ships, while her excellent upwind characteristics allow her to disengage from square-rigged pursuers. The result is an ideal ship for harassing enemy shipping in their home waters. Her captain must avoid being caught near the coast with the wind coming from land, however.

Armament

The privateer can mount either 6pd cannons or 18pd carronades

Deck Cannon Count Cannon Size Carronade Size
Weather Deck 12 6pd 18pd

Characteristics

The Privateer is an upgraded Lynx which makes her sail a lot like the Lynx however unlike the lynx she gets speed bonus and boarding bonuses which makes her more useful in well... privateering. She is the fastest of all ships sailing upwind, and so is an excellent ship for ambushing unsuspecting shipping and denying them escape.
SailingProfilePrivateer.png

Here is the Sailing Profile for the Privateer. As mentioned above, she is fastest sailing close-hauled (at point 45). She is still a decent sailer as you move from point 45 to point 90, but loses speed the further you get from her strongest point. After point 90, continued turning towards sailing with the wind directly in her back lowers her speed furthermore. Essentially, the Privateer is the strongest ship for sailing upwind, but one of the weaker when sailing downwind.

How to get Crafting recipe

You can get the Privateer recipe by crafting Lynxes, you can also get the recipe by breaking up Privateers.

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