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Golden Bear

Construction began: Spring 2512
Shipwright: Monsieur Bertrand Bouchardon de Montalban
Design: Caravel (advanced cog) = stable but slow
Burthern: 95 tuns with two 8-man cabins (can be divided in four 4-man cabins)
Cost: 75,000 roubles (now worth about 50,000r)
Crew: 20 (15 minimum)
Length: 90 feet, Beam: 24 feet, Draft: 11 feet
Fully decked, carvel-planked, with a raised stern and fore castle as well as a large end
rudder.
Type
Hull

Details
Estalian airis, caravel

Tough, light & 10 year life

Decking

Estalian airis

Tough, light & 10 year life

Keel

Estalian airis

Tough, light & 10 year life

Forecastle
Figurehead

Estalian airis
Rampant bear, gilded
Main mast = 80ft
Fore mast = 60ft
Mizzen mast = 50ft
Fore sail = 50lb
Main sail = 120lb
Mizzen sail = 106lb

Masts &
rigging
Sails
Spare
yardarms
Lookout
Steerage

Planked nest
Tiller + rudder

Anchor

Iron

Capstan

Winching anchor or
main sail

Armament

Demi-culverin (12lb)
Sakers (9-pounders)
Great arbalesters
Grenades
Crossbows
Cutlasses

Powder room

Estalian airis

Powder

1 keg = 25 shots

Cannon balls
Quarrels
Bolts
Pumps
Tar

Rope
Lumber
Canvas
Longboat
Hourglass
Bell
Logbook
Maps

Brass monkey = 14
balls
Bundle = 6 bolts
Quiver = 30 bolts
Hand pumps
Bitumen
1 barrel = 36 gallons
300 fathoms ¼” hemp
300 fathoms ½” hemp
200 fathoms 1” hemp
1 fathom = 6 feet
Rick of Oak (43 cubic
feet)
50 yard² Sailcloth
Clinker-built, with a
dismountable lateen
rigged mast & drop
keel

CWT

Harbours arbalesters

Cost
roubl
e
60/yd
²
60/yd
²

10
5

60/yd
²
900
900

No.

Total
CWT

Total
Cost

180

10,800

top
gun
hold

6,480
9,720
4,320

1

2,700

7 men/square sail

.5
1
1

170
380
140

1
1
80
60
50
2
2
2

Each is 32 feet long

.5

60

3

.5
.2

480
95
40
15

1
1
2
4

160

1

1400
900
160
120
30
20

82
6
2
24
20
50

300

1

.5

250

35, 1

18, 8

8,750

1.5

75

24 20

36, 30

1,800

.5
.5
.5

30
3
10

8
20
2

4
10
1

300
60
20

3.5

40

10

35

400

.03
.01
.003

15/
19/
28/

300
300
300

10
3
1

For repairs

15

4.5

4

60

18

For repairs

3

2.5

50

75

250

20

180

2

20

360

150
20
40
60

1
1
1
1

Tough, light & 10 year life

For full protection
Piloted from inside
1 large + 1 spare
2 small + 2 spare

11/ft

Requires 8-men
4 men/cannon
4 men/cannon
2 men/arbalester
(2 bolts per minute)
Goat’s foot (1-foot)
Reinforced walls
After opening, powder
perishes in 2 weeks
Each ball averages 10lb
Quarrel = 2ft long! 5r!!
Bolt = 4k
Requires 2 men
For caulking
(waterproofing) but if
highly flammable!
Lines (fastening)
Rope (running rigging)
Cable (standing rigging &
anchor rope)

Can be rowed by 2
Can carry up to 12

24
16
.5
.1
.4
.1

10
5

1
2
2

900
900
880
660
550
340
760
280

1.5

180

1
1

480
95
80
60
160

192,
48
96
1
2.5
8
5

11,200
5,400
320
2,880
600
1000
300

225
285
420

150
20
40
60

Sea charts Instruments Compass Total Cross-staff.183 . dividers 50 100 30 1 1 1 50 100 30 620 465 31t 23t 75.

for 7 days = 700)  1 week of sails (100 men @ 10/ per day. for 7 days = 350)  2 weeks of caulking (300 men @ 10/per day. . the rushed caulking results in a leaky hull.5 5 1 5 1 .5 5 5 . 18 barrels (fish. tar) & 77 hogsheads (salted & smoked fish. per barrel Per hogshead Per bushel Per hogshead Per hogshead Per bushel Per hogshead Per keg Per hogshead Fresh water Biscuits Salted fish Smoked fish Dried vegetables Beer Rum Pickled vegetables Total Weight Cost No. will gradually sap the vessel’s speed  3. that despite pumping.200! (though they’re willing to work for free providing they can return home!) Crew:                   47 (now 32 = 32 x 300lb = 9600lb = 96 cwt = 8 tuns) Captain Navigator (since left. to be replaced by Juergen) Midshipman (manages Port Watch with whistle) 4 sailors on foremast 6 sailors on main mast 2 sailors on mizzen mast Boatswain or bos’n aka “boat’s swine” (manages Starboard Watch with whistle) 4 sailors on foremast 6 sailors on main mast 2 sailors on mizzen mast Cook/surgeon Purser/quartermaster Carpenter or “chippy” Cabin boy/powder monkey Gunner (half-deaf and bad back) Sergeant (since left) 12 marines (since left) Provisions (4 weeks) Type Details Fresh vegetables Fresh fish Per bushel “Take from o ocean & she'll take from you”.600 roubles due in rent (5k x 50 men x 8 days x 4 weeks x 12 months x 2 years)  Crew haven’t been paid in 2 years! As usual pay amounts to 200r/week. to be replaced by Malimir) First mate (since left. that’s 19. biscuits). for 7 days = 1050). water). pickled vegetables.500 roubles in arrears to local artisans (sails & rigging)  9.5 2 3 10 32 8 Total (CWT ) 16 16 Total Cost 5 .5 98 80 11 3 5 35 35 64 2 2 32 35 8 3 175 32 10 10 16 175 8 15 35 32 196 160 352 105 40 105 473 24t 1201r 96 80 So the provisions can be resumed as 128 sacks (fresh & dried vegetables. Wages = 80r/week  Steerage = 35r/pp/week So space left for 40 tuns or given that: o 1 man + liberty chest = 5 cwt o 1 man + personal effects in a cabin = 10 cwt o 1 horse + trappings in a horse box = 20 cwt Passage = 100r/pp/week .Outstanding work before ready to set sail:  1 week of rigging (200 men @ 10/ per day. 28 kegs (rum. powder). beer.

 14 passengers in 4 cabins (Werner. Juergen’s bodyguard). scribe. 1 horse & 32 tuns of cargo . Malimir. mamluk. 2 bodyguards + Surgeon. Ivan + Vizir. Juergen. Siegfried. Gregor + merchant.

port watch mainmast. Aldhelm Bauer. port watch mainmast. young (20) & stutters (shy) Boatswain or bos’n aka “boat’s swine”. Stephan Bochem. old (30) with straggly beard (linguist) Cook/surgeon. Hugo the “hook” Adorf. Jakob Fenske. alcoholic.since left. Maximillian Gerber. old (35) with an eye-patch (well-travelled) Able seaman. young (19) & with a broken nose with two daggers (bloodthirsty) Deck hand. young (18) & very short (5’5”) (incompetent) Seaman. port watch foremast. to be replaced by Juergen? Midshipman. old (35) & mutters to himself (very intelligent) Seaman. old (30) & limps (bigoted) Deck hand. Eberhard Fuchs. Leopold Brandaur. port watch foremast. port watch mizzenmast. to be replaced by Malimir? First mate . Wilhelm Anderson. old (40) with broken teeth (nostalgic) Seaman. starboard watch mainmast. manages Port Watch. old (40) with a hook instead of a right-hand & whistle around his neck (authoritarian) Able seaman. middle-aged (30) & frequently runs ivory comb through what little remains of his hair (vain). old (30) & (stingy) . old (35) & heavily-tattooed (sadist) Able seaman. starboard watch mainmast. old (30) & overweight (generous) Purser/quartermaster. middle-aged (30) with heavily scarred arms (mauled by dogs when young) easily scared Seaman. middle-aged (30) with gold teeth (trusting) Seaman. Ruprecht Feddersen. port watch mainmast. manages Starboard Watch with whistle. middle-aged (30) with frequent headaches (bad-tempered) Able seaman. port watch mainmast. middle-aged (25) & talks to himself (nervous) Seaman. starboard watch foremast. Knut Baumann. Alexei Geller. Edgar Delschaft. Hergard Adamski. Joachim Drexol. port watch mizzenmast. old (40) with red skin & white flakes (monosyllabic) Able seaman. starboard watch mizzenmast. starboard watch mizzenmast. old (35) & coughs a lot (cowardly) Seaman. Georg Boll. young (20) & wears a large wooden pendant of a twin-tailed comet (very religious) Able seaman. Ferdinand Blum. starboard watch mainmast. middle-aged (25) & puny build (paranoid) Deck hand. patriot Navigator . starboard watch mainmast. Oskar Gerber. middle-aged (30) with wellgroomed moustache (absent-minded & plays the drum) Seaman. Paulus Adolphs. Boris Dissel. starboard watch mainmast. Max Freund. Bengt Biendenkopf. Lukas Bauletad. middle-aged (25) & heavily scarred face (burnt when young & terrified of fire) Seaman. Steffen Erichson. ship’s best singer Able seaman. port watch foremast. starboard watch foremast. port watch foremast. starboard watch foremast. Dietrich Bohm. starboard watch foremast. middle-aged (25) & often rubs hands together (compulsive gambler) Seaman. port watch mainmast. Kasper Baerow. old (35) with blackened gums & pipe (very quiet) Seaman. Bruno Christoph. young (20) & avoids eye contact (practical joker) Seaman. Adolf Birkholz. old (30) with keen eyes & big ears (brave) Seaman. port watch mainmast.Crew                                of 32 Captain von Clausewitz – 30 years. old (35) with a nervous twitch (compulsive liar) & plays fiddle Able seaman. Dieter Edel.since left. starboard watch mainmast.

old (35) deaf. scruffy straw-coloured creature that limps slightly . loud voice & bad back (brash) Ship’s cat. young (14) with terrible acne (aggressive) “Master” gunner. Ulrich Dunn. Meg.    Carpenter or “chippy”. ?. Ruprecht Fassbiner. Ludwig the Rat. old (35) with a peg-leg (perfectionist) Cabin boy/powder monkey.

8/- Ship’s cargo manifest Carg o Number Bear pelts 2. Herr Cheronmerdin 5000r ? ? Weisschlag Erengrad. Herr Paaderkopf 3000r ? ? Vizier Bought Sold . Herr Bartrev 1000r ? ? Sturmcrow e-Ludovich Erengrad.000 = 100 timbers Tar 57 barrels Sea Ivory 10 barrels Weight 400 cwt = 20 tuns 200 cwt = 10 tuns 10 cwt = ½ tun Owner Paid Sold Erengrad.Position Name Captain Navigator First mate Midshipman Able seaman Able seaman Seaman Seaman von Clausewitz Seaman Able seaman Seaman Seaman Deck hand Seaman Able seaman Deck hand Boatswain or bos’n Able seaman Able seaman Seaman Seaman Able seaman Seaman Seaman Seaman Deck hand Seaman Able seaman Seaman Cook/surgeon Purser/quartermaster Carpenter or “chippy” Cabin boy/powder monkey “Master” gunner Total Hugo “hook” Adorf Joachim Drexol Ferdinand Blum Leopold Brandaur Ruprecht Feddersen Boris Dissel Stephan Bochem Dieter Edel Paulus Adolphs Dietrich Bohm Max Freund Georg Boll Oskar Gerber Kasper Baerow Bruno Christoph Maximillian Gerber Edgar Delschaft Hergard Adamski Bengt Biendenkopf Adolf Birkholz Alexei Geller Eberhard Fuchs Wilhelm Anderson Lukas Bauletad Jakob Fenske Steffen Erichson Aldhelm Bauer Knut Baumann Ruprecht Fassbiner Ludwig the Rat Ulrich Dunn Cost per day (shillings) 13 8 5 4 3 3 2 2 Per week before (-/) Per week after (-/) 104 64 40 32 24 24 16 16 104 64 40 X 24 24 16 X 2 3 2 2 1 2 3 1 4 3 3 2 2 3 2 2 2 1 2 3 2 3 3 3 1 16 24 16 16 8 16 24 8 32 24 24 16 16 24 16 16 16 8 16 24 16 24 24 24 8 X X 16 X X 16 24 8 32 24 24 X X X X X X 8 X 24 X 24 24 24 8 3 100/- 24 40 X 26.