- "So you expect to leave me standing on some beach with nothing but a name and your word it's the one I need and watch you sail away in my ship?"
"No. I expect to leave you standing on some beach with absolutely no name at all, watching me sail away on my ship, and then I'll shout the name back to you. Savvy?"
- ―Hector Barbossa and Jack Sparrow
A ship was any large wind-powered vessel with sails rigged in a specific manner. In technical terms, a ship was a sailing vessel with a specific rig of at least three square-rigged masts and a full bowsprit; other types of vessel were also defined by their sailplan, e.g. barque, brigantine, etc. Large sailing vessels which are not ship rigged may be more appropriately called boats. They were generally distinguished from boats based on size and cargo or passenger capacity. Ships were used on lakes, seas, and rivers for a variety of activities, such as the transport of people or goods, fishing, public safety, and warfare.
Ships like the Black Pearl and the Flying Dutchman were valuable for their supernatural abilities, while ships like the HMS Dauntless and HMS Endeavour were valuable with their power. Of all the ships he captured, Blackbeard kept the Queen Anne's Revenge because he thought it was the most elegant and grandest ship.
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