Advice Boat

There are currently 7 purpose built Advice Boats listed in Threedecks. Please use the ship search to see them all.


A small vessel employed to carry expresses or orders with all possible dispatch


Armed Ship

There are currently 112 purpose built and 2 converted Armed Ships listed in Threedecks. Please use the ship search to see them all.


A ship, usually a hired merchant vessel, lightly armed for protective purposes only.


Armed Storeship

There are currently 20 purpose built and 1 converted Armed Storeships listed in Threedecks. Please use the ship search to see them all.


A vessel armed for protection and used to carry supplys for a fleet or squadron


Armed Troopship

There is currently 1 purpose built Armed Troopship listed in Threedecks. Please use the ship search to see it.


A vessel armed for protection and used for the transportation of soldiers


Armed vessel

There are currently 20 purpose built Armed vessels listed in Threedecks. Please use the ship search to see them all.


An general classification used for a ship which dosn't fall neatly within a more specific category


Aviso

There are currently 5 purpose built and 1 converted Avisos listed in Threedecks. Please use the ship search to see them all.


A small vessel employed to carry expresses or orders with all possible dispatchSee advice boat


Ballinger

There are currently 5 purpose built Ballingers listed in Threedecks. Please use the ship search to see them all.


A small sailing vessel, wiht one or two masts, also capable of maneuver using oars, common in the 15th and 16th century.


Barge

There are currently 6 purpose built Barges listed in Threedecks. Please use the ship search to see them all.

 

Bark

There are currently 13 purpose built Barks listed in Threedecks. Please use the ship search to see them all.


A general name given to small ships: it is however peculiarly appropriated by seamen to those which carry three masts without a mizen top-sail. Our northern mariners, who are trained in the coal-trade, apply this distinction to a broad-sterned ship, which carries no ornamental figure on the stem or prow.


Barque Longue

There are currently 58 purpose built Barque Longues listed in Threedecks. Please use the ship search to see them all.


Also Barca-LongaA large Spanish tithing-boat, navigated with lug-sails, and having two or three masts: these are very common in the Mediterranean. For French , from 1674 to 1690 :4 to 8 guns same as corvette from 1696 to 1746 : 10 to 12 guns up to 16 when named corvettes


Barques latines

There are currently 4 purpose built Barques latiness listed in Threedecks. Please use the ship search to see them all.


Assumed to be a fore and aft rigged vessel, otherwise similar in purpose and size to a Barques Longue. (This needs to be confirmed)


Block Sloop

There is currently 1 purpose built Block Sloop listed in Threedecks. Please use the ship search to see it.

 

Blockship

There is currently 1 purpose built Blockship listed in Threedecks. Please use the ship search to see it.

 

Boat

There are currently 6 purpose built Boats listed in Threedecks. Please use the ship search to see them all.

 

Boejers

There are currently 15 purpose built Boejerss listed in Threedecks. Please use the ship search to see them all.


Danish vessel type?


Bomb Tender

There are currently 6 purpose built Bomb Tenders listed in Threedecks. Please use the ship search to see them all.


A small ship used to carry ammunition and supplies for a bomb vessel. These vessels also usually provided accomodaiton for the Royal Artillery gun-crews used to fire the mortars.


Bomb Vessel

There are currently 205 purpose built and 37 converted Bomb Vessels listed in Threedecks. Please use the ship search to see them all.


A small ship particularly calculated to throw shells into a fortress. They are said to be invented by M. Reyneau, and to have been first put in action at the bombardment of Algiers. Till then it had been judged impraticable to bombard a place from the sea.


Brig

There are currently 654 purpose built and 27 converted Brigs listed in Threedecks. Please use the ship search to see them all.

 

Brig-Aviso

There are currently 7 purpose built Brig-Avisos listed in Threedecks. Please use the ship search to see them all.

 

Brig-Corvette

There are currently 40 purpose built Brig-Corvettes listed in Threedecks. Please use the ship search to see them all.

 

Brig-Sloop

There are currently 692 purpose built and 59 converted Brig-Sloops listed in Threedecks. Please use the ship search to see them all.

 

Brigantine

There are currently 149 purpose built and 3 converted Brigantines listed in Threedecks. Please use the ship search to see them all.

 

Buoy Boat

There is currently 1 purpose built Buoy Boat listed in Threedecks. Please use the ship search to see it.

 

Buss

There are no Busss listed in Threedecks.


Smallish two masted vessels with simple square sails. Used by the English and Dutch herring fishing industry


Caravel

There are currently 12 purpose built Caravels listed in Threedecks. Please use the ship search to see them all.


A small, highly maneuverable sailing ship developed in the 15th century by the Portuguese to explore along the West African coast and into the Atlantic Ocean. The lateen sails gave her speed and the capacity for sailing to windward (beating). Caravels were much used by the Portuguese for the oceanic exploration voyages during the 15th and 16th centuries in the age of discovery.


Careening Hulk

There is currently 1 purpose built and 6 converted Careening Hulk listed in Threedecks. Please use the ship search to see it.

 

Carrack

There are currently 13 purpose built Carracks listed in Threedecks. Please use the ship search to see them all.

 

Cat

There are currently 15 purpose built Cats listed in Threedecks. Please use the ship search to see them all.


Catboat, or a cat-rigged sailboat, is a sailing vessel characterized by a single mast carried well forward (i.e., near the front of the boat)


Chain Boat

There are currently 5 purpose built Chain Boats listed in Threedecks. Please use the ship search to see them all.

 

Chasse-Maree

There are currently 7 purpose built Chasse-Marees listed in Threedecks. Please use the ship search to see them all.

 

Coal Depot

There are no Coal Depots listed in Threedecks.

 

Cog

There are currently 2 purpose built Cogs listed in Threedecks. Please use the ship search to see them all.

 

Collier

There is currently 1 purpose built Collier listed in Threedecks. Please use the ship search to see it.


A ship built to carry coal


Convalescent Ship

There are no Convalescent Ships listed in Threedecks.

 

Corvette

There are currently 395 purpose built and 18 converted Corvettes listed in Threedecks. Please use the ship search to see them all.

 

Cutter

There are currently 725 purpose built and 10 converted Cutters listed in Threedecks. Please use the ship search to see them all.

 

Demi-Batterie

There are currently 3 purpose built Demi-Batteries listed in Threedecks. Please use the ship search to see them all.

 

Demi-Galley

There are currently 5 purpose built Demi-Galleys listed in Threedecks. Please use the ship search to see them all.

 

Dirt Boat

There are no Dirt Boats listed in Threedecks.

 

Discovery Vessel

There are currently 11 purpose built and 1 converted Discovery Vessels listed in Threedecks. Please use the ship search to see them all.

 

Dockyard Cutter

There are no Dockyard Cutters listed in Threedecks.

 

Dogger

There are currently 41 purpose built Doggers listed in Threedecks. Please use the ship search to see them all.

 

East Indiaman

There are currently 223 purpose built and 7 converted East Indiamans listed in Threedecks. Please use the ship search to see them all.

 

Exploration Vessel

There are no Exploration Vessels listed in Threedecks.

 

Felucca

There are currently 11 purpose built Feluccas listed in Threedecks. Please use the ship search to see them all.

 

Fire Vessel

There are currently 13 purpose built Fire Vessels listed in Threedecks. Please use the ship search to see them all.

 

Fireship

There are currently 398 purpose built and 99 converted Fireships listed in Threedecks. Please use the ship search to see them all.


A ship loaded with burning material and explosives and set adrift to ignite and blow up an enemy's ships.


First Class Paddle Frigate

There is currently 1 purpose built First Class Paddle Frigate listed in Threedecks. Please use the ship search to see it.

 

Floating Battery

There are currently 25 purpose built and 51 converted Floating Batterys listed in Threedecks. Please use the ship search to see them all.

 

Floating Chapel

There are no Floating Chapels listed in Threedecks.

 

Floating Workshop

There are no Floating Workshops listed in Threedecks.

 

Fluit

There are currently 44 purpose built Fluits listed in Threedecks. Please use the ship search to see them all.


This type includes vessels calssified as:Danish "Fløjte"French "Flûte"


Flute

There are currently 3 purpose built and 3 converted Flutes listed in Threedecks. Please use the ship search to see them all.

 

Flûte

There are currently 127 purpose built and 11 converted Flûtes listed in Threedecks. Please use the ship search to see them all.

 

Fly Boat

There are currently 32 purpose built Fly Boats listed in Threedecks. Please use the ship search to see them all.

 

Four-Masted

There are currently 2 purpose built Four-Masteds listed in Threedecks. Please use the ship search to see them all.

 

Frégate à deux batteries

There are currently 5 purpose built Frégate à deux batteriess listed in Threedecks. Please use the ship search to see them all.

 

Frégate Légère

There are currently 92 purpose built Frégate Légères listed in Threedecks. Please use the ship search to see them all.


before 1690 from 10 to 24 after single gun-deck of 18 to 24 guns of 4 or 6-pounders rarely 8-pounder before 1744 with sometime guns on the quaterdeck From 1659 to 1744


Frégate-Vaisseau de 1er Ordre

There are currently 40 purpose built Frégate-Vaisseau de 1er Ordres listed in Threedecks. Please use the ship search to see them all.


lower gundeck with 20 or 22 guns of 8 or 12 pounder upper gun deck with 20 or 22 guns of 6 pounder late with 18 and 12-pounder From 1666 to 1750


Frégate-Vaisseau de 2ème Ordre (Demi-Batterie)

There are currently 20 purpose built Frégate-Vaisseau de 2ème Ordre (Demi-Batterie)s listed in Threedecks. Please use the ship search to see them all.


lower gundeck with 6 to 12 guns of 12 or 18 pounder upper gun deck with 22 or 24 guns of 6 pounder or 8 pounder or 12 pounder From 1666 to 1752  


Frégate-Vaisseau de 3ème Ordre

There are currently 2 purpose built Frégate-Vaisseau de 3ème Ordres listed in Threedecks. Please use the ship search to see them all.


lower gundeck without guns upper gun deck with 20 or 24 guns of 6 or 8-pounder quarterdeck with 4 to 8 guns of 4-pounder forecasle without gun From 1666 to 1700 , remplaced by  Frégates Légères


Frigate

There are currently 2,241 purpose built and 99 converted Frigates listed in Threedecks. Please use the ship search to see them all.

 

Gabarre

There are currently 84 purpose built and 4 converted Gabarres listed in Threedecks. Please use the ship search to see them all.


A schooner


Galleasse

There are currently 10 purpose built Galleasses listed in Threedecks. Please use the ship search to see them all.

 

Galleon

There are currently 147 purpose built and 5 converted Galleons listed in Threedecks. Please use the ship search to see them all.

 

Galley

There are currently 511 purpose built Galleys listed in Threedecks. Please use the ship search to see them all.

 

Galley-Frigate

There are currently 7 purpose built and 1 converted Galley-Frigates listed in Threedecks. Please use the ship search to see them all.

 

Galliot

There are currently 41 purpose built Galliots listed in Threedecks. Please use the ship search to see them all.

 

Gondola

There are currently 4 purpose built Gondolas listed in Threedecks. Please use the ship search to see them all.

 

Great Ship

There are currently 21 purpose built Great Ships listed in Threedecks. Please use the ship search to see them all.


Originally a term used in the 15C to refer to the largest Carracks in the Royal Navy. By the early 16C it was part of an early rating system denoting ships mounting approximately 40 guns, under Charles I they became ships of the Second Rank. Threedecks categorises Great Ships as 1st Rates prior to 1604 and Second Rates thereafter.


Gun-brig

There are currently 195 purpose built and 36 converted Gun-brigs listed in Threedecks. Please use the ship search to see them all.


A brig-rigged vessel, usually carrying 10-12 guns, smaller than a sloop and generally less than 200 tons burthen. They would usually be commanded by a Lieutenant.


Gunbarge

There are currently 19 purpose built Gunbarges listed in Threedecks. Please use the ship search to see them all.

 

Gunboat

There are currently 337 purpose built and 4 converted Gunboats listed in Threedecks. Please use the ship search to see them all.


A small warship with at least one heavy gun, normally firing directly forwards aimed by pointing the entire boat at the target. These vessels were generally fore and aft rigged with one or two masts and carried sweeps to allow maneuver without wind.


Gunnery Training Ship

There are no Gunnery Training Ships listed in Threedecks.

 

Gunvessel

There are currently 37 purpose built and 1 converted Gunvessels listed in Threedecks. Please use the ship search to see them all.

 

Half-Galley

There are currently 6 purpose built Half-Galleys listed in Threedecks. Please use the ship search to see them all.

 

Hemmema

There are currently 7 purpose built Hemmemas listed in Threedecks. Please use the ship search to see them all.

 

Hooker

There are currently 11 purpose built Hookers listed in Threedecks. Please use the ship search to see them all.

 

Horseboat

There are currently 2 purpose built Horseboats listed in Threedecks. Please use the ship search to see them all.

 

Hospital Ship

There are currently 22 purpose built and 96 converted Hospital Ships listed in Threedecks. Please use the ship search to see them all.

 

Hoy

There are currently 54 purpose built Hoys listed in Threedecks. Please use the ship search to see them all.

 

Hulk

There are currently 26 purpose built and 203 converted Hulks listed in Threedecks. Please use the ship search to see them all.


A type of large merchantman in the 16C, or an un-fitted hull used for storage.


Ironclad Frigate

There are no Ironclad Frigates listed in Threedecks.

 

Ketch

There are currently 84 purpose built and 1 converted Ketchs listed in Threedecks. Please use the ship search to see them all.

 

Kitz

There is currently 1 purpose built Kitz listed in Threedecks. Please use the ship search to see it.


Danish ship type?


Lazarette

There are no Lazarettes listed in Threedecks.

 

Letter of Marque

There are no Letter of Marques listed in Threedecks.

 

Lighter

There are currently 35 purpose built and 8 converted Lighters listed in Threedecks. Please use the ship search to see them all.

 

Longboat

There are currently 5 purpose built Longboats listed in Threedecks. Please use the ship search to see them all.

 

Lugger

There are currently 193 purpose built Luggers listed in Threedecks. Please use the ship search to see them all.

 

Machine Vessel

There are currently 19 purpose built Machine Vessels listed in Threedecks. Please use the ship search to see them all.


A Dutch national, Willem Meesters, was appointed to the Ordnance Board in 1690 and proposed the use of a watertight metal box fitted with a clockwork mechanism which acted as a detonator for the explosives. Around this were packed barrels of gunpowder and various old pieces of scrap metal and 'fireworks'. Some of his vessels were designed to explode with great violence, other to act as 'smoke vessels', producing thick clouds of blanketing smoke.


Middling Ship

There are currently 10 purpose built Middling Ships listed in Threedecks. Please use the ship search to see them all.


One of the pre-rating system classifications used by the Royal Navy. Introduced in 1604 it was superceded by 'Third Rank' in 1626. All Middling Ships on Threedecks are classified as Third Rates.


Mooring Lighter

There is currently 1 purpose built and 2 converted Mooring Lighter listed in Threedecks. Please use the ship search to see it.

 

Mortar Vessel

There are currently 5 purpose built and 1 converted Mortar Vessels listed in Threedecks. Please use the ship search to see them all.

 

Packet Boat

There are currently 17 purpose built and 25 converted Packet Boats listed in Threedecks. Please use the ship search to see them all.

 

Packet Brig

There are currently 12 purpose built Packet Brigs listed in Threedecks. Please use the ship search to see them all.

 

Paddle Frigate

There are currently 2 purpose built Paddle Frigates listed in Threedecks. Please use the ship search to see them all.

 

Paddle Sloop

There are currently 3 purpose built Paddle Sloops listed in Threedecks. Please use the ship search to see them all.

 

Paddle Steamer

There are currently 37 purpose built Paddle Steamers listed in Threedecks. Please use the ship search to see them all.

 

Patache

There are currently 2 purpose built Pataches listed in Threedecks. Please use the ship search to see them all.


A patache is a type of sailing vessel with two masts, very light and shallow, a sort of cross between a brig and a schooner, which originally was a warship, being intended for surveillance and inspection of the coasts and ports. It was used as a tender to the fleet of vessels of more importance or size, and also for trans-Pacific travel, but later began to be used for trading voyages, carrying cargo burdens of 30 tons or more.


Pilot Boat

There are currently 14 purpose built and 1 converted Pilot Boats listed in Threedecks. Please use the ship search to see them all.

 

Pink

There are currently 37 purpose built Pinks listed in Threedecks. Please use the ship search to see them all.

 

Pinnace

There are currently 84 purpose built Pinnaces listed in Threedecks. Please use the ship search to see them all.

 

Polacca

There are currently 16 purpose built Polaccas listed in Threedecks. Please use the ship search to see them all.

 

Pontship

There are currently 3 purpose built Pontships listed in Threedecks. Please use the ship search to see them all.


Dutch armed 'ferry'?


Poon

There is currently 1 purpose built Poon listed in Threedecks. Please use the ship search to see it.

 

Post Ship

There are currently 89 purpose built and 54 converted Post Ships listed in Threedecks. Please use the ship search to see them all.

 

Powder Depot

There are no Powder Depots listed in Threedecks.

 

Powder Hulk

There is currently 1 purpose built and 28 converted Powder Hulk listed in Threedecks. Please use the ship search to see it.

 

Powder Magazine

There are no Powder Magazines listed in Threedecks.

 

Poyama

There are currently 4 purpose built Poyamas listed in Threedecks. Please use the ship search to see them all.

 

Praam

There are currently 44 purpose built and 5 converted Praams listed in Threedecks. Please use the ship search to see them all.

 

Prison hulk

There are no Prison hulks listed in Threedecks.

 

Prison Ship

There are currently 13 purpose built and 83 converted Prison Ships listed in Threedecks. Please use the ship search to see them all.

 

Prow

There is currently 1 purpose built Prow listed in Threedecks. Please use the ship search to see it.

 

Radeau

There are currently 8 purpose built Radeaus listed in Threedecks. Please use the ship search to see them all.

 

Receiving Hulk

There are no Receiving Hulks listed in Threedecks.

 

Receiving Ship

There is currently 1 purpose built and 83 converted Receiving Ship listed in Threedecks. Please use the ship search to see it.

 

Row Boat

There are currently 3 purpose built Row Boats listed in Threedecks. Please use the ship search to see them all.

 

Rowbarge

There are currently 13 purpose built Rowbarges listed in Threedecks. Please use the ship search to see them all.

 

Rowing Frigate

There are currently 31 purpose built and 1 converted Rowing Frigates listed in Threedecks. Please use the ship search to see them all.

 

Schooner

There are currently 886 purpose built and 11 converted Schooners listed in Threedecks. Please use the ship search to see them all.


French 'Gabarre'


Schuyt

There are currently 5 purpose built Schuyts listed in Threedecks. Please use the ship search to see them all.

 

Screw Frigate

There are currently 3 purpose built and 1 converted Screw Frigates listed in Threedecks. Please use the ship search to see them all.

 

Screw Frigate Blockship

There are no Screw Frigate Blockships listed in Threedecks.

 

Screw Mortar Frigate

There are no Screw Mortar Frigates listed in Threedecks.

 

Screw Ship of the Line

There are currently 10 purpose built and 6 converted Screw Ship of the Lines listed in Threedecks. Please use the ship search to see them all.

 

Screw Sloop

There are no Screw Sloops listed in Threedecks.

 

Shallop

There are currently 17 purpose built Shallops listed in Threedecks. Please use the ship search to see them all.

 

Shallop

There is currently 1 purpose built Shallop listed in Threedecks. Please use the ship search to see it.


These vessels were in effect large open boats (undecked)


Sheer Hulk

There are currently 4 purpose built and 25 converted Sheer Hulks listed in Threedecks. Please use the ship search to see them all.

 

Ship

There are currently 3,047 purpose built and 138 converted Ships listed in Threedecks. Please use the ship search to see them all.


A vessel with three square-rigged masts and a bowsprit.


Ship of the Line

There are currently 3,635 purpose built and 187 converted Ship of the Lines listed in Threedecks. Please use the ship search to see them all.


3-masted vessel


Ship Royal

There are currently 6 purpose built Ship Royals listed in Threedecks. Please use the ship search to see them all.


The largest of the pre-rating system ship classifications. Introduced circa 1604 it included only the largest vessels from the 'Great Ships' classification and was superceded by 'First Rank' in 1626. All Ship Royal on Threedecks are classified as First Rates


Ship-Sloop

There are currently 374 purpose built and 84 converted Ship-Sloops listed in Threedecks. Please use the ship search to see them all.

 

Signal Station Vessel

There is currently 1 purpose built Signal Station Vessel listed in Threedecks. Please use the ship search to see it.

 

Slave Ship

There are currently 6 purpose built and 2 converted Slave Ships listed in Threedecks. Please use the ship search to see them all.

 

Sloop

There are currently 331 purpose built and 15 converted Sloops listed in Threedecks. Please use the ship search to see them all.

 

Sloop-of-War

There are currently 46 purpose built and 22 converted Sloop-of-Wars listed in Threedecks. Please use the ship search to see them all.

 

Slop Ship

There is currently 1 purpose built and 11 converted Slop Ship listed in Threedecks. Please use the ship search to see it.

 

Smack

There are currently 48 purpose built Smacks listed in Threedecks. Please use the ship search to see them all.

 

Snow

There are currently 182 purpose built and 11 converted Snows listed in Threedecks. Please use the ship search to see them all.


The sails and rigging on the main-mast and fore-mast of a snow, are exactly similar to those on the same masts in a ship only that there is a final mast behind the main-mast, of the former, which carries a sail nearly resembling the mizen of a ship The foot of this mast is fixed in a block of wood on the quarter-deck abaft the main-mast; and the head of it is attached to the after-part of the main-top. The sail, which is called the try sail, is extended from its mast towards the stern of the vessel.


Spiegel Retourship

There are currently 7 purpose built Spiegel Retourships listed in Threedecks. Please use the ship search to see them all.

 

Steam Ship

There is currently 1 purpose built Steam Ship listed in Threedecks. Please use the ship search to see it.

 

Steam Sloop

There are currently 16 purpose built Steam Sloops listed in Threedecks. Please use the ship search to see them all.

 

Store Hulk

There are no Store Hulks listed in Threedecks.

 

Storeship

There are currently 145 purpose built and 77 converted Storeships listed in Threedecks. Please use the ship search to see them all.

 

Submarine

There is currently 1 purpose built Submarine listed in Threedecks. Please use the ship search to see it.

 

Survey Vessel

There are currently 30 purpose built and 7 converted Survey Vessels listed in Threedecks. Please use the ship search to see them all.

 

Tartane

There are currently 26 purpose built Tartanes listed in Threedecks. Please use the ship search to see them all.

 

Tender

There are currently 165 purpose built and 8 converted Tenders listed in Threedecks. Please use the ship search to see them all.

 

Topsail Schooner

There is currently 1 purpose built Topsail Schooner listed in Threedecks. Please use the ship search to see it.

 

Training Ship

There are no Training Ships listed in Threedecks.

 

Transport

There are currently 142 purpose built and 36 converted Transports listed in Threedecks. Please use the ship search to see them all.


Includes vessles described as : French 'Corvettes de Charge'


Troop Ship

There are currently 3 purpose built and 94 converted Troop Ships listed in Threedecks. Please use the ship search to see them all.

 

Turuma

There are currently 13 purpose built Turumas listed in Threedecks. Please use the ship search to see them all.

 

Udema

There are currently 7 purpose built Udemas listed in Threedecks. Please use the ship search to see them all.

 

Uitlegger

There are currently 101 purpose built Uitleggers listed in Threedecks. Please use the ship search to see them all.

 

Urca

There are currently 11 purpose built Urcas listed in Threedecks. Please use the ship search to see them all.

 

Xebec

There are currently 126 purpose built Xebecs listed in Threedecks. Please use the ship search to see them all.

 

Yacht

There are currently 203 purpose built and 5 converted Yachts listed in Threedecks. Please use the ship search to see them all.