From: De Eye-lands, Mon
Strange rig, I'd guess it was some kind of top sail rigged cat boat. A lateen mizzen with gaffed main. Strange. I don't see gunports . so I assume it's not a warship.
The rounded bow looks almost like some kind of medieval Cog, but it has no towers.
Dude, you are obviously a sailor, and a decent naval historian, notwithstanding your silly airplane stuff. No gunports, but the deckplan shows a couple carriage guns that could be fired through the entry port openings.
Think about it. Topsail rigged, sprit main cat boat, with a lateen mizzen. Hint, just for you, the rig had many names during the period, barke, barque longe, baris, basically a ship that is easier going to weather than a full rigged ship. There was a time when these rigs were used often.
[ed] but it wasn't the rig. The rig lets you put her into the right time period (+/- 75 years or so). It was who she was and what she did.
< Message edited by Symon -- 8/18/2014 7:27:43 PM >
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