# How far could a pirate ship sail in a day?

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## How fast did old pirate ships go?

Vessels could not reach their maximum speed until they met the waters south of Rhodes. When we combine all the above evidence we find that under favorable wind conditions, ancient vessels averaged between 4 and 6 knots over open water, and 3 to 4 knots while working through islands or along coasts.

## How far can a galley travel in a day?

Double that if the wind was favorable, and for very short rowing bursts. Double THAT if the wind was ideal, which I assume is rare to nonexistent. Assume, then, that that’s 50 km per day. In a week, a galley could therefore cover as much as 350 km.

## How fast did a cog sail?

It could carry 40 tons of cargo. A cog required at least four crew members to man the vessel at all times and could carry a compliment of 20 crew and passengers. Its sailing speed was two miles per hour in light winds. The larger version had two masts with square sails and cargo capacity similar to a caravel.

## How fast were Viking ships?

The average speed of Viking ships varied from ship to ship but lay in the range of 5–10 knots, and the maximum speed of a longship under favorable conditions was around 15 knots. The long-ship is characterized as a graceful, long, narrow, light, wooden boat with a shallow draft hull designed for speed.

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## How long does it take to travel 3000 miles by boat?

This would be for a fuel use rate of 4 gallons per hour at 10 knots cruising speed. This is at cruising speed, of course. hey can’t be traveling at maximum speed for long periods of time (which would burn through the fuel faster). At 10 knots, the trip (about 3,000 miles) would take 300 hours or 12.5 days.

## Do pirates still exist?

Today, the pirates can be seen very often in the South and Southeast Asia, the South America and South of Red Sea. … There are two types of modern pirates’ existence: small-time pirates and organizations of pirates. Small pirates are mostly interested in loot and the safe of the ship they attack.

## What type of ship was the Black Pearl?

The Black Pearl (formerly known as the Wicked Wench) is a fictional ship in the Pirates of the Caribbean film series.

This article describes a work or element of fiction in a primarily in-universe style.

Black Pearl
Type East Indiaman Galleon
Armaments 32 x 12-pound cannons

## How far can a medieval ship sail in a day?

With an average distance of approximately 3,000 miles, this equates to a range of about 100 to 140 miles per day, or an average speed over the ground of about 4 to 6 knots.

## How far could a medieval ship travel in a day?

Anything between 50-100 miles a day is reasonable enough. You might go to 120 miles/day or so for a good ship in good conditions – that’s an average 5 mph in the intended direction, which is about the highest plausible number pre-Age of Sail.

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## How fast could a ship of the line sail?

As far as I have learned, a ship-of-the-line could make about 12 knots, a frigate 14 knots at most (top speed). Averages would be between 5 and 8 knots approx. I also understand that for-and-aft rigged ship could sail faster while beating (close-hauled) than square-rigged ships.