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Max crew 7
Max swabbies 5
Mass (kilograms) 13,500
Volume (liters) 20,250
Navigation 1
Rigging/Sailing 3
Carpentry/Patching 2
Bilging 2
Gunnery 1
Battle Nav
Move tokens per turn 4
Cannon size small
Cannons aboard 4
Cannon shots per move 1 per side
Max Damage: (SF) / (Sink)
Small cannon balls 6 / 10
Medium cannon balls 4 / 6.66
Large cannon balls 3 / 5
Influence diameter 1
Min crew 3
Porting Bribe Cost
Cost per bribe 50 PoE
Swabbie Ship Transport
Max swabbies 5
Cost per league 25 PoE
Construction Costs
Doubloons 20
(15 Dark Seas doubloon cost)
Basic labor 160
Skilled labor 60
Expert labor 0
Iron 50
Sail cloth 75
Wood 66

A sloop is a type of ship, the smallest available. As the easiest ship to crew and run, as well as the cheapest, it enjoys widespread use, both everyday and in events.

Other classes

In addition to the basic sloop, the following classes of sloop exist:

Alternate design

Limited edition

These classes are limited edition, with orders exclusive to the months they are made available.

Rooms and furnishings

A sloop has three scenes: The crow's nest, the main deck, and the main hold. The total paint required to recolor a sloop is 131 units.

Crow's Nest
Crow's Nest (click for larger view)
Floor plan
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Main Deck
Main Deck (click for larger view)
Floor plan
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Main Hold
Main Hold (click for larger view)
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The sloop is the mainstay of pillaging pirates everywhere. New officers benefit from the sloop's small, easier-to-manage crew and maneuverability, while old salts can use the small crew requirement to finely tune the ship's might rating.

Blockade use

Due to their fragility, sloops have very limited use in real blockades. When a buoy or two are far separated from large point clusters (and the large ships contesting them), a sloop can occasionally claim points for at least a few rounds. In this situation, though, a dhow or fanchuan is usually preferred. Since the sloop does not influence any tile except the one it occupies, if it is to contest points, its location will always be known. This, coupled with its fragility, leads to a sloop either sinking or becoming irrelevant to the blockade score in short order.

With only three crew necessary for influence, however, they are often used in event blockades. (On subscriber oceans this many pirates aboard must be subscribers.) There, they give many more people the chance to navigate in a blockade setting. Even before the advent of coded event blockades, sloops were used in blockade-board games such as Bumper Sloops and Ketchy cubby.

Historical notes

The ship now known as the sloop was at one point called a small sloop, while a cutter was called a large sloop. Eventually the cutter was given a more distinctive name and the "small" prefix was dropped from the name of its little sister.

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Shipyard Ship
Sloop (Mark II, Alice, Ancient, Arctic, Bardic, Blizzard, Casino, Celestial, Chocolate, Crimson, Cupid, Cursed, Dark, Defiant,
Dream, Emerald, Explorer, Frost, Funhouse, Gingerbread, Gold, Gunpowder, Harvest, Howl, Hunter,
Inferno, Jungle, Lagoon, Legendary, Lovestruck, Midas, Olympus, Phantom, Rogue, Roister, Scrooge,
Serpent, Shadow, Skelly, Smuggler, Steam, Tiburon, Torrid, Tropic, Undead, Valkyrie, Vampirate, Vampire, Verdant, Yuletide)
Cutter (Calamity, Harvest, Verdant) | Dhow (Rogue) | Fanchuan (Dragon)
Longship (Frost) | Baghlah (Verdant) | Merchant brig | Junk (Fortune)
War brig (Cupid, Dark, Gingerbread, Gold, Haunted, Imperial, Inferno, Rogue, Skelly, Smuggler)
Merchant galleon | Xebec (Wondrous) | War galleon (Quest, Shadow)
War frigate (Atlantean, Casino, Dark, Gold, Imperial, Phantom, Rogue) | Grand frigate (Midas, Rogue)

See also: Shipyard | Shipwrightery | Pillaging
Limited edition ship | Ships requiring designs for construction