The Flying Bones

 

The Dutch Fluytschip (Fluyt) currently known as the Flying Bones was first comissioned in 1595 by the Shipwrights of Hoorn in the Netherlands to secretly pay off an outstanding debt of drinking, gambling, and prostitution. The vessel was designed to facilitate transoceanic delivery with the maximum of space and crew efficiency. The design minimizes its armaments to maximize available cargo space, and uses block and tackle extensively to facilitate ship operations. Another advantage of its pear-shape (when viewed from the fore or aft) is a shallow draft which allows this vessel to bring cargo in and out of ports and down rivers that other vessels cannot reach.
 
Weighing in at 240 tons and reaching 80 feet in length, this pear-shaped vessel has a large cargo bay near the waterline and a relatively narrow deck above. Hardwoods have been used for the Keel, Kelson, Frames, Beams and Stringers while Pine softwoods have been used for the planking. The Flying Bones is square rigged with three masts that are much higher than those of galleons to allow for greater speed. Four gun ports have been included so that light cannon could be deployed, and swivel guns are mounted at strategic points above deck to clear invading parties.


Ship's Crew

Captain Lady Bella Rose
Quarter Master Lord Malcolme Mac Enri
Sailing Master vacant
Boatswain Lord Bastien
Carpenter vacant
Surgeon vacant
Master Gunner vacant
First Mate Lady Cecilia Bellini
Cook vacant
Able Bodied Sailor vacant
Royal Liaison Master Draco of Brockore

 

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