For my pirate campaign, I've been working on making a set of ships suitable for an Age of Sail setting.
I already posted a preliminary version of this to the database, but in hindsight I should have submitted it here first.
For your evaluation:
Barque: This large, three-masted, ship has square-rigging on the two foremost masts and fore-and-aft rigging on the aftmost mast. It is a slow ship better suited for carrying cargo than for combat.
Barque Cover (1/2), crew (40), overrun (4d6) 20 ft. (40 ft.) 8* C/5 75/20 tons Hard 8 15Y Reason 12,000s
Barquentine: This three-masted ship is similar to the barque, except for the fact that the mizzenmast has fore-and-aft rigging instead of square-rigging. This means that the Barquentine requires less crew to operate than the Barque, but also carries less cargo.
Barquentine Cover (1/2), crew (30), overrun (4d6) 20 ft. (40 ft.) 8* C/5 50/15 tons Hard 8 15Y Reason 10,000s
Brig: This mid-sized ship has two square-rigged masts. It is versatile and fast ship suitable for both mercantile and military functions, and is therefore commonly used by pirates.
Brig Cover (1/2), crew (20), overrun (3d6) 20 ft. (50 ft.) 10* C/5 40/12 tons Hard 8 15M Reason 8,000s
Brigantine: This two-masted ship is similar to the Brig, except for the fact that its aftmost mast has fore-and-aft rigging instead of square-rigging. Like the Barquentine, it requires a smaller crew than its counterpart, but cannot carry as much cargo.
Brigantine Cover (1/2), crew (10), overrun (3d6) 20 ft. (50 ft.) 10* C/5 30/10 tons Hard 8 15M Reason 5,000s
Catboat: This small, simple boat only has one mast and sail. It is easy to sail and to produce and is a favorite of fishermen and other common folk.
Catboat Cover (1/4) 30 ft. (50 ft.) 4* H/8 5/1,000 lbs. Hard 4 15W Reason 200s
Cutter: This small, single-masted, ship has two or more headsails in addition two its mainsail. It is a common boat, mostly used for racing and light sailing.
Cutter Cover (1/4), crew (4) 30 ft. (50 ft.) 6* G/7 15/4,000 lbs. Hard 6 15M Reason 500s
Cruiser: This large, fully rigged, warship occupies a class between the lighter Frigate and the heavier Ship-of-the-Line. It is commonly dispatched on long-distance, exploratory, missions that the Ship-of-the-Line cannot be risked upon.
Cruiser Cover (1/2), crew (75), overrun (5d6) 10 ft. (50 ft.) 10* E/3 150/35 tons Hard 10 15Y Reason 25,000s
Frigate: This is the smallest class of fully-rigged-ships, which have three or more masts, all of which are square-rigged. It is a fast ship suitable for light military functions and exploratory missions.
Frigate Cover (1/2), crew (50), overrun (5d6) 10 ft. (50 ft.) 10* E/3 100/25 tons Hard 10 15Y Reason 15,000s
Gunter: This is a small ship with a single mast that can be removed and stored within the boat. It is small and cheap and best-suited for fishing or other civilian applications.
Gunter Cover (1/4) 30 ft. (50 ft.) 2* L/10 2/500 lbs Hard 4 15W Reason 100s
Schooner: This two-masted ship has fore-and-aft rigging on both masts. It is primarily used for carrying cargo on shorter runs along the coast.
Schooner Cover (1/4), crew (6) 30 ft. (50 ft.) 6* G/7 20/5,000 lbs. Hard 6 15M Reason 1,000s
Ship-of-the-Line: This large, fully rigged, warship is the largest, most powerful, warship of its time, capable of delivering devastating broadside attacks. However, It is also slower and less maneuverable than the Frigate of Cruiser.
Ship-of-the-Line Cover (1/2), crew (100), overrun (6d6) 10 ft. (40 ft.) 8* E/3 250/55 tons Hard 10 15Y Reason 50,000s
Sloop: This single-masted ship has a single headsail in addition to its mainsail. It is a small ship best suited for civilian use.
Sloop Cover (1/4), crew (2) 30 ft. (50 ft.) 4* H/8 10/2,500 lbs. Hard 4 15W Reason 300s
Technically speaking, the names I chose for the ships are, for the most part, based on the ship's sail plan rather than its size or function, but I chose them because they are more favorful than "sailboat" or "fishing boat". I included the Frigate from the Core Book for comparison. I also intentionally made the ships with an occupancy suitable for use as Holdings.
I would greatly appreciate any criticism or advice on my designs.