Wapen von Hamburg III

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Wappen von Hamburg III
Wapen Von Hamburg III.jpeg
Rate 4th rate
Guns 68
Chasers Bow and Stern
Broadside Weight
Cannon Broadside Weight 570pd
Carronade Broadside Weight 708pd
Battle Rating 250
Total Crew 470
Sailing Crew ?
Max Speed 11.99kn
Turn Rate 3.00
Structure
Bow Armour Hit Points 1463
Side Armour Hit Points 5850
Stern Armour Hit Points 585
Structure Hit Points 2925
Armour
Bow Armour Thickness 41 cm
Side Armour Thickness 69 cm
Stern Armour Thickness 28 cm
Sail Hit Points 5850
Mast Thickness 124 cm
Rigging Type Square
Draught Deep
Cargo Capacity 748
Cargo Slots 16
Crafting Level 25


General Description

Armament

Deck Cannon Count Cannon Size Carronade Size
Lower Deck 22 24pd N/A
Middle Deck 24 18pd N/A
Upper Deck 16 9pd 18pd
Top Deck 6 6pd 12pd
Bow Chasers 4 12pd 12pd
Stern Chasers 4 9pd 68pd

Characteristics

The Wapen is an odd ship in Naval Action; the slowest of the fourth rates, she nonetheless has the best turning rate of any of them. So while she can't run away from danger, she can frequently out turn her opponent. She tends to play like a small lineship, though the odd configuration of her top and weather decks--with the top deck only running half of the ship, from the center to the rear, and the weather deck being even shorter--makes the guns mounted there tricky to use.

History

The Wapen von Hamburg of 1722 was a convoy ship built in the German city of Hamburg. Her name translates to "Weapons-" or "Arms of Hamburg" and many sources spell her wrong – giving her a complete different meaning. "Wappen" with two p means "coat of arms".

She was ordered by the Hamburg Admirality as well as by Hamburg House of Trade. Her main purpose was as a convoy ship protecting trading fleets from attacks by corsairs and pirates.

The Wapen we have in game was the 3rd ship of her name and replaced the former Wapen von Hamburg II after her 32years of duty. The new vessel served her porpose until 1737 when she was sold to a private Tradesman and converted to an armed merchant vessel.

Originally her main gundeck held 6x18pd cannons combined with 16x 12pd guns. Followed up by the 2nd gundeck which was pierced with 26x9pd cannons and the weatherdecks were armed with 4pd cannons.

During her service time the Wapen never sailed under full crewcapacity. Her fear factor was considered enough thread for any enemy ship which considered attacking her or her convoy.

How to get the Crafting recipe and Permit

You can get the permit and the blue print for 1 victory mark each (total=200 combat mark) in admiralty menu.

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Last Verified Name
17/09/2017 bobk