Can we see a show of hands?
Right. That question should be "Who doesn't love sailing ships?" and I bet we wouldn't get any hands.
Those things are just majestic and awe inspiring in ways that no other thing can touch.
But very few of us know much about them.
So? Got ships on your mind?
I just found a right nifty brace of websites devoted to helping you do just that. (Using the term "brace" loosely. ;-) )
There is a Treasure Trove of info at the Pirate King!
including Ship Types; super, super interesting.
Weapons. Ooooooo! Nice.
How to talk like a seafarer, so you can fake it right.
And a Seafaring Primer, so you can bone up on all your terms, and use them correctly.
And of course, there's always Wikipedia, for a general overview and a short list of ship types. As well as this gorgeous photo!
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It's like I said.
So, have you ever written a story with ships in it? Did you get your details right?