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PostPosted: Sun Jun 08, 2014 5:01 pm 
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Hey all,

I'm both enjoying my day off from work, and researching for a previously-mentioned smuggler / pirate story.

I just thought y'all would enjoy some of my research.

This website, http://www.thepirateking.com, in particular is awesome. There is a TON of information there, and much of it is explained better than I have ever read.

Ranks on board a pirate ship:
http://www.thepirateking.com/historical/ship_roles.htm

Sailboat terms:
http://sailing.about.com/od/introductiontosailing/a/Basic-Sailboat-Terms.htm

United States Revenue Cutter Jackson:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USRC_Jackson_%281832%29

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And, just found another one: "The Pirate Ships: Being an overview of sorts on how to turn a 'sloop' into a 'pirate sloop'"
http://pirates.hegewisch.net/ships_intro.html

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Thank you for sharing, mborn!

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Ooooo! This is very helpful, thanks!

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Lady Katharina Mimetes wrote:
Thank you for sharing, mborn!

You're very welcome.

Blayne B. Trent wrote:
Ooooo! This is very helpful, thanks!

Welcome. Are you by any chance writing a naval or pirate story?

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Welcome. Are you by any chance writing a naval or pirate story?
Actually yes, there are pirates in my story. :D

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Blayne B. Trent wrote:
mborn wrote:
Welcome. Are you by any chance writing a naval or pirate story?
Actually yes, there are pirates in my story. :D


Feel free to share it with us. :)

Some of these older history subjects are very hard to research. I've spent a lot of time studying, and almost bought several books for the same purpose. Let me know if you find some good articles.

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These are very helpful, especially for someone who is writing about pirates in their novel etc.

Thanks for sharing, Mborn! :)

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More research! (Short story this time.)

Here's a fantastic diagram of all the parts of a third-rate ship of the line:
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-iUV6tkdP_V4/U ... 2_edit.jpg

Here's a ton of pictures of a model ship. The blog itself is pretty interesting, but these pictures are great.
http://malaysiamodelship.blogspot.com/2 ... llery.html

An interesting incident concerning a peaceful mutiny:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spithead_ ... e_mutinies

And I named a ship in my story the "HMS Sandwich", because I think it's hilarious.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Sandwich_%281759%29

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Thanks for those mborn! I better tuck them away as they may come in handy.

HMS Sandwich! That's good. :rofl:

Do we get any details on your short story? :D

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Sir Iarrthoir Criost wrote:
Thanks for those mborn! I better tuck them away as they may come in handy.

Glad you liked them, enjoy!

Sir Iarrthoir Criost wrote:
HMS Sandwich! That's good. :rofl:

Crazy, right? The funniest part is, there are FIVE other ships with the same name! How's that for originality?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Sandwich

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Do we get any details on your short story? :D

Meh, if you really want it. It's less of a WIP than a PIW (Progress In Writing). It's mostly just a funny story to send to my cousins, who are the inspiration for the characters.

But yesssss, it'll be available on request. :)

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