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Padre Eterno: the biggest galleon in history

Arya_YesheArya_Yeshe Member
edited November 23 in General Discussion
Let's bring some perspective into ships!

Yes, there will be no gunpowder in AoC, but it is interesting imagining how big a ship could be

The Padre Eterno was the biggest galleon in history, made in Brazil in the 17th century and sold to Portugal, it had 144 to 180 (180 hatches) guns.

The HMS Sovereign of the Seas had only 100 to 102 guns and 39 m (keel).

In sintes that are in English people say that the biggest galleon was João Batista (Botafogo), also from Portugal, but if you want learn about seafaring in the old days it has to be in Portuguese (or French), since they were the masters of the seas.

It was built for fighting the Dutch West India Company at the coasts of Brazil and Angola.

Ship type: Galleon
Length 53 m (keel)
Armament 144 artillery pieces
Crew 3,000–4,000 men
Load 2000 tons

Models of the Soleil Royal (France, 1670) galleon with it's 112 guns and 1200 men

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Remember: nice ships are French and Portuguese! English ships are sad ships, bland and unappealing

Comments

  • NoaaniNoaani Member, Intrepid Pack
    Arya_Yeshe wrote: »
    Remember: nice ships are French or Portuguese! English have ships are sad ships, bland and unappealing

    Tell that to Admiral Villeneuve.
  • … and yet The Golden Hind sent a number of Spanish and French ships to the depths. 🏴‍☠️
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  • CROW3 wrote: »
    … and yet The Golden Hind sent a number of Spanish and French ships to the depths. 🏴‍☠️

    Golden Hint could easily be a PvE boss pirate, this ship looks evil
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