Ships

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Getting Started

You will need only the default rank for some ships, but others like the Schooner require Higher ranks like Sailor or higher, but you can bypass ranking up and donate for access to all ranks, access to all ships, and a lot of in-game money!

For a Dhow (The most basic type of ship) you will need:

A small wooden hull with a mast (Stairs & Slabs count),

Sails on the mast,

At least 3 signs,

(Optional) Golden Hoe To pilot and move.

Check Ship Types further down for specific ship information

How To Build

Your ship has to be meet the specific requirements listed in the Ship Types section below, It has to be built on or partially in water and not touching any docks or land.

Once you have built your ship place a sign somewhere central with the ship name on a singular line, for example: Dhow.

Create a second sign with the singular line [helm] to be able to rotate your ship. Right click it to make it a wheel.

Create a third sign with nothing but Cruise: OFF (Case sensitive)

Optional: Create a fourth sign with the singular line Release to be able to release your ship.

The first sign will create the ship, when you right click it there will be a conformation that says either: Successfully piloted ship! Size: <blocks used> Couldn’t pilot ship! Lock block attached (check for any pistons on board; those are lock blocks), Couldn’t pilot ship! (Either it is too small or too big; you may need a different ship name), That be not enough: Wood/Wool (You will need to add more of the material or subtract from a different material).

If it does work, you’re on the right track!

Now make sure there’s nothing else around to block your ship!

To turn your ship, right/left click the wheel to turn right/left, respectively.

To move, you can either use the optional gold hoe and right click in the direction you want to go (I mean ANY direction; even backwards!), or you can use the Cruise: OFF sign. If you right click the sign, the sign will change to Cruise: ON, and you will move forward four blocks every few seconds. To turn, use the wheel.

Your ship should be made of wood or wood-based blocks, and wool for sails. Exceptions are furnaces, iron (best used in cannons or as gear), glass, and, for some ships, stone bricks. You can’t use “soft blocks” like dirt or sand, and cobblestone is a no-no.

Remember when building/adding something onto a ship to right click its control (name) sign again to update the ship, or you will sail off while your attachments float away!

Chest Storage & Trade Ships

Chests will only work on ships as single chests, not doubles, but a double chest can help as a type of ship lock.

Storage Crates are another method to store items on a ship.

To craft a Storage Crate, place a chest in the center of a crafting bench and surround it with wood.

This will create a new item called a Storage Crate, placing creates a new block which works exactly like a chest that works on ships, Custom Texture packs like Dokucraft already have textures for storage crates, default texture packs will see a piston.

Trade signs also work on ships, so you can have a trade ship to earn in-game money, sailing from coast to coast. Everyone can create Trade signs, to learn how; check out the Essentials Trade sign tutorial.

Ship Types

To create a ship, use the ship name in a sign placed on your ship, each has its own requirements.

Dhow

A lateen-rigged ship with one or two masts, used chiefly in the Arabian region.

The Dhow is a small ship, a starting ship to test the waters, available to all ranks! It may be small, but its snappy! Block are limited to “light” or wood based blocks, you can’t use stone or dirt on Dhows.

Requirements

Deckhand Rank

Minimum Size: 25 Blocks

Maximum Size: 150 Blocks

Speed: 6.5

25% Wood & 15% Wool (Sails) Needed.

Sink Percent: 20% Required blocks

Works at Min-height: 61 to Max-height: 63.

Raft

A flat buoyant structure of timber or other materials fastened together, used as a boat or floating platform, PirateCraft requires a fuel source to move as it has no sails.

Requirements

Unknown Rank

Minimum Size: 10 Blocks

Maximum Size: 50 Blocks

Cruise Allowed, Skips 0 Blocks

Speed: 4.0

50% Wood Needed.

Sink Percent: 5%

Can Hover on water

Requires Fuel, Fuel burn rate: 1.0

Works at Min-height: 61 to Max-height: 63.


Schooner

A sailing ship with two or more masts, typically with the foremast smaller than the mainmast.

Requirements

Sailor Rank

Minimum Size: 150 Blocks

Maximum Size: 500 Blocks

Speed: 7.5

25% Wood & 15% Wool (Sails) Needed.

Sink Percent: 20% Required blocks

Works at Min-height: 61 to Max-height: 63.


Barracuda

This is the first ship type this is different from the rest, This is a submarine designed to work under water, allowing you to change heights. 5% Iron is required and this ship type must also burn fuel in an onboard furnace.

A warship with a streamlined hull designed to operate completely submerged in the sea for long periods, equipped with a periscope and typically armed with torpedoes or missiles.

Requirements

Sailor Rank

Minimum Size: 300 Blocks

Maximum Size: 600 Blocks

Speed: 5.5

It can cruise 5% Iron blocks Needed.

50% Wool or Glass or Clay or Stained Glass or Hardened Clay or Quartz or Quartz Stairs or Iron or Stone Bricks

Sink Percent: 10% Required blocks

Overall Sink percent 85%

Fuel burn rate: 0.2

Works at Min-height: 10 to Max-height: 67.


Brig

A two-masted square-rigged ship, typically having an additional lower fore-and-aft sail on the gaff and a boom to the mainmast.

Requirements

Carpenter Rank

Minimum Size: 500 Blocks

Maximum Size: 750 Blocks

Speed: 7.8

25% Wood & 15% Wool (Sails) Needed.

Sink Percent: 40% Required blocks

Works at Min-height: 61 to Max-height: 63.


Frigate

A warship with a mixed armament, generally lighter than a destroyer (in the US navy, heavier) and of a kind originally introduced for convoy escort work.

Requirements

Gunner Rank

Minimum Size: 750 Blocks

Maximum Size: 1250 Blocks

Speed: 8.0

25% Wood & 15% Wool (Sails) Needed.

Sink Percent: 50% Required blocks

Works at Min-height: 61 to Max-height: 63.


Galleon

A sailing ship in use (especially by Spain) from the 15th to the 18th centuries, originally as a warship, later for trade. Galleons were typically square-rigged and had three or more decks and masts. “A Spanish treasure galleon wrecked off the Florida Keys”

Requirements

Boatswain Rank

Cruise Allowed, Skips 4 Blocks

Minimum Size: 1250 Blocks

Maximum Size: 1650 Blocks

Speed: 8.0

25% Wood & 15% Wool (Sails) Needed.

Sink Percent: 60% Required blocks

Works at Min-height: 61 to Max-height: 63.

Manowar

An armed sailing ship.

Requirements


All Donator ranks

Cruise Allowed, Skips 4 Blocks

Minimum Size: 1650 Blocks

Maximum Size: 2500 Blocks

Speed: 5.5

25% Wood & 15% Wool (Sails) Needed.

Sink Percent: 70% Required blocks

Works at Min-height: 61 to Max-height: 63.


Indiaman

A ship engaged in trade with India or the East or West Indies, especially an East Indiaman.

Requirements


All Donator ranks

Cruise Allowed, Skips 4 Blocks

Minimum Size: 2500 Blocks

Maximum Size: 5000 Blocks

Speed: 5.5

25% Wood & 15% Wool (Sails) Needed.

Sink Percent: 70% Required blocks

Works at Min-height: 61 to Max-height: 63.