Pirates are people who engage in the act of piracy but they were very common in the 18th century. Their distinct attire and lifestyle is what attracted a lot of audience. Captain Hook and Black beard are one of the all-time famous pirates. Pirates are incomplete without their very own pirate ships. It wasn’t an easy task to make a pirate ship. Many years ago, to own a pirate ship was considered a prestige and honour. These pirate ships were used by pirates to go on voyages or in the pirate world they call it ‘’adventure’’.
An average pirate ship is estimated to a weigh about 300 tons. It has to be fully armoured and ready for counter attacks by enemies. Nowadays pirate ships are a very rare. But in the modern world some of them still do exist and they bring down naval vessels and steal their good. Pirate ships maybe found between the Red Sea and the Indiana Ocean and they attack anyone who tries to walk into their territory.
Sometimes movie produces or pirate fanatics want to mimic a pirate ship. Therefore they take an old ship and with a little bit of work they convert it intoa pirate ship.
Essentials to transform a ship into a pirate ship
Guns ports and cannons are one of the most important features of a pirate ship. They must be aligned on the edges of the ship. Only the piracy experts know how to perfectly place the gun ports so it will be able to attack any ship that is a threat to it. Another important feature is the decking.
The decking in Newcastle is supposed to look antique and old and not the modern types of flooring. From the middle of the deck a large tall pole must be place with a ladder fixed to it and a crow’s nest attached to the top of it. This is used for the pirates to attain a higher altitude to see beyond the horizon for any sign of danger; it could be an enemy or a storm cloud.
One could also place a unique designed flag or one could go with the old school pirate flag; the one that has a skull and two bones crossing it.
The sails of the modern ship must be replaced by humungous sails that will portray a true pirate ship. The size of the sail depicts the monstrous nature of the pirate ship. Then one must move onto decorating the pirate ship. Some gold paint is required to give the ship some intricate design. Place an anchor at the front of the ship.