Ships are the primary Sea of Thieves vessels players use to travel the sea, locate objectives, and battle other players and enemies.
It is possible to scuttle (sink) your own ship voluntarily via the in-game settings menu.
Types of Ships[edit | edit source]
- The Sloop is a small ship suited to solo or two-pirate crews. It is more maneuverable and easier to operate. Its Anchor takes less time and manpower to raise, and its Helm (wheel) makes fewer revolutions.
- The Brigantine is a medium ship for up to 3 crew members. It falls between the smaller Sloop and larger Galleon in size and stats.
- The Galleon is a large ship that can accommodate up to 4 crew members. It generally requires teamwork to operate efficiently, makes slower turns, and takes more manpower to raise Anchor — but is better-armed and much more difficult to sink than a Sloop.
|Max Crew size||2||3||4|
|Cannonball initial stock**||40 (20x2)||45 (15x3)||45 (15x3)|
|Max Cannonball storage||2376||3564||3564|
|Food initial stock||15||15||15|
|Max Food storage||2376||2376||2376|
|Wooden Plank Barrels||1||1||1|
|Wooden Plank initial stock||15||15||15|
|Max Wooden Plank storage||1188||1188||1188|
* Each Sail set consists of one mast of sails, with 2 length rigs and 2 angle rigs each (one each mounted on the port and starboard, ie. left and right sides of the ship). See Sailing for details.
** Cannonball stock is split up between the barrels initially (20 per barrel on a Sloop and 15 per barrel on a Galleon or Brigantine).
Ship Components[edit | edit source]
Ship Equipment[edit | edit source]
- Bell: Located at the doorway to the Captain's Quarters. Can be rung to get the attention of the crew or other nearby Ships.
- Brig: A jail cell where a misbehaving player can be locked up (or released) via crew vote.
- Cannons: A Ship's mounted weapons. Fires cannonballs and players.
- Capstan: A Ship's Anchor control. Stops the ship when lowered. Raising takes time and manpower.
- Crow's Nest: A lookout tower at the top of the main mast, accessible via ladder.
- Helm: A wheel that steers the ship. A golden handle marks the neutral position, along with an audible 'thunk.'
- Lanterns: Ships are equipped with several Lanterns, both above and below deck, which provide light and cause a Ship to be more visible from a distance. They can be switched on or off individually by players.
- Map Table: An interactive map of the Sea of Thieves ocean, used for navigation.
- Sails: Uses wind to move the ship, can be adjusted in length and angle to control speed depending on wind.
- Rowboat: A rowboat can found close to islands, and can be hung on the back of every ship — by driving it directly behind a ship. A rowboat can be used for moving treasure, avoiding being bitten by sharks or being burned from the superheated water.
Player resources[edit | edit source]
- Ammo Chest: Provides unlimited refills of all of a player's carried firearm ammo.
- Armoury: Swaps a player's equipped Weapons.
- Barrels: Holds respective consumable items (Food, Wooden Planks, Cannonballs), up to 1188 per Barrel.
- Equipment Chest: Swaps a player's equipped Equipment.
- Vanity Chest: Swaps a player's equipped Vanity items.
- Clothing Chest: Swaps a player's equipped Clothing.
Ship Operation[edit | edit source]
To mobilize the ship, the anchor must be raised and the sails unfurled. Careful sailing will generate maximum speed and turning finesse.
When the ship’s hull is punctured, the lower deck will start to flood. The holes must be patched with Wooden Planks, and the water bailed out by bucket. The ship will sink when it is completely flooded, disabling all ship equipment.
Ship vanity[edit | edit source]
- Figurehead: Decorative item adorning the nose of the ship.*
- Hull: The decorative outer style of a ship.*
- Flag: Let your intentions be known by flying an appropriate Flag above your ship.**
* Use the Ship Customization Chest, located near the Shipwright Shop, to choose the Ship's equipped Hull, Figurehead, and Sails.
** Use the Ship Flag Box, located in the Crow's Nest, to choose the Flag.
Customization Items[edit | edit source]
You can buy customization items at the Shipwright Shop.
Hull[edit | edit source]
|Bone Crusher Hull||Duke||n/a||"Now your ship bears the terrifying visage of death, which is nice."|
|Forsaken Ashes Hull Livery||Duke||n/a||"Your ship looks ready to sail through flows of lava! (hint - it is not)"|
|Mercenary Hull||Duke||n/a||"The proud, colourful hull of a true mercenary; there's no shame in having the will to win."|
|The Wandering Reaper Hull||Duke||n/a||"Shadow black and bone white combine to make a dark decoration for pirates who are just too grim for colour."|
|Wailing Barnacle Hull Livery||Duke||n/a||"Watery hull liveries that will help your vessel blend in with the waves it glides upon."|
|Golden Legendary Hull||Ship Customization Chest||n/a||"This bright hull gives Legendary thanks, to mark a year of earning ranks."|
|Sailor Hull||n/a||n/a||This Hull variant is automatically provided to all players by default.|
|Admiral Hull||Shipwright Shop||n/a||"Cuts through the water with utmost authority."|
|Bilge Rat Hull||Shipwright Shop||n/a||"It's been crashed and repaired so many times we're not sure if any of the original paint remains."|
|Castaway Bilge Rat Hull||Shipwright Shop||n/a||"It's been crashed and repaired so many times we're not sure if any of the original paint remains."|
|Ceremonial Admiral Hull||Shipwright Shop||50||"Cuts through the water with utmost authority."|
|Grand Admiral Hull||Shipwright Shop||n/a||"Cuts through the water with utmost authority, but remember thats rocks won't show you any respect."|
|Hunter Hull||Shipwright Shop||n/a||"The hull of a true hunter, designed to intimidate pathetic pirate pretenders."|
|Imperial Sovereign Hull||Shipwright Shop||n/a||"Constructed by master craftsmen whilst listening to the finest shanties, it's poetry in motion."|
|Rogue Sea Dog Hull||Shipwright Shop||50||"Made from trees felled by pirate pioneers on Lone Cove. Also full of very old woodworms."|
|Royal Sovereign Hull||Shipwright Shop||50||"Constructed by master craftsmen whilst listening to the finest shanties, it's poetry in motion."|
|Ruffian Sea Dog Hull||Shipwright Shop||n/a||"Made from trees felled by pirate pioneers on Lone Cove. Also full of very old woodworms."|
|Seadog Hull||Shipwright Shop||n/a||"Made from trees felled by pirate pioneers on Lone Cove. Also full of very old woodworms."|
|Shark Hunter Hull||Shipwright Shop||n/a||"This toothy hull simply chews through the waves."|
|Sovereign Hull||Shipwright Shop||n/a||"Constructed by master craftsmen whilst listening to the finest shanties, it's poetry in motion."|
|Kraken Hull Livery||Shipwright Shop||n/a||"Your ship's bound to get Kraken all over it sooner or later, anyway."|
|Ocean Crawler Hull Livery||Shipwright Shop||n/a||"Decorate your own shell with something beautifully crustacean."|
|Scurvy Bilge Rat Hull||Shipwright Shop||n/a||"It's been crashed and repaired so many times we're not sure if any of the original paint remains."|
|Legendary Hull||Shipwright Shop||"Spectacle for others made from planks, when compliments come just nod your thanks."|
|Ghost Hull||Shipwright Shop||"Unlocked by being a 'Pirate Legend' and reaching reputation level 5 in Athena's Fortune."|
Sails[edit | edit source]
|Bone Crusher Sails||Duke||n/a||"When the skellies see you coming, they'll know you've got a bone to pick."|
|Festival of the Damned Sails||Duke||n/a||"These damned sails are damned impressive, show them off to your damned friends!"|
|Forsaken Ashes Sails||Duke||n/a||"These sails may not be fire resistant, but they show that your crew can stand the heat."|
|Mercenary Sails||Duke||n/a||"The scorpion is a fine motif for a mercenary like yourself - you strike hard, fast and once."|
|The Shipwreck Reaper Sail||Duke||n/a||"These grim sails with crossed scythes surely belong to pirates who court death and disaster."|
|The Wandering Reaper Sail||Duke||n/a||"With a ghasly white reaper against a black field, this sails surely spells death for any pirate who sees it approaching."|
|Wailing Barnacle Sails||Duke||n/a||"Sails designed for true sea-lovers, especially those that don't mind seeing the bottom of it!"|
|Deckhand Sails||Ship Customization Chest||n/a||"Your tireless efforts ensures our community sails on the right heading. May fair winds fill these!"|
|Golden Legendary Sails||Ship Customization Chest||n/a||"With proud mark shining bright at night, these Legendary Sails give foes a fright."|
|Loot n Lore Sails||Ship Customization Chest||n/a||"The games never end for a certain loudmouth bandit who loves to challenge your pirate knowledge!"|
|Overachiever Sails||Ship Customization Chest||n/a||"These sails belonged to the crew of "The Overachiever", a ship that beat impossible odds!"|
|Rare Crew Sails||Ship Customization Chest||n/a||"Sail far beyond the seas to find the tiny Twycross outpost, home of the most scurvy pirates."|
|The Ancient Isles Sail||Shipwright Shop||n/a||"Support The Ancient Isles, from Plunder Outpost to the Ancient Spire."|
|The Shores of Plenty Sail||Shipwright Shop||n/a||"Represent The Shores of Plenty in battle. No death in paradise today!"|
|The Wilds Sail||Shipwright Shop||n/a||"Show the world that you're fighting for The Wilds. Yes, even Shipwreck Bay."|
|Vanguard Sails||Ship Customization Chest||n/a||"Show others the courage you displayed in being amongst the earliest to sail into mysterious waters."|
|White Sailor Sails||n/a||"Want to remain anonymous on the seas? Unfurl this mundane sail, no-one will remember it."|
|Black Sailor Sails||Shipwright Shop||n/a||"Are they black, or really, really dark grey?"|
|Grass Green Sailor Sails||Shipwright Shop||n/a||"Bright green, perfect camouflage if you run aground in someone's garden."|
|Red Sailor Sails||Shipwright Shop||n/a||"Red sails go faster. As proven by absolutely no one."|
|Royal Blue Sailor Sails||Shipwright Shop||n/a||"Now that's a handsome set of sails! You look like pirate royalty, now."|
|Yellow Sailor Sails||Shipwright Shop||n/a||"Some find it colourful, some find it unsettling, some get hungry for bananas."|
|Admiral Sails||Shipwright Shop||n/a||"At the wheel it's a stirring sight. Don't get too distracted, or you'll see the bottom of the sea."|
|Bilge Rat Sails||Shipwright Shop||n/a||"Be careful how much you raise and lower these, they're getting a bit threadbare and may rip."|
|Castaway Bilge Rat Sails||Shipwright Shop||n/a||"Be careful how much you raise and lower these, they're getting a bit threadbare and may rip."|
|Ceremonial Admiral Sails||Shipwright Shop||50||"At the wheel it's a stirring sight. Don't get too distracted, or you'll see the bottom of the sea."|
|Grand Admiral Sails||Shipwright Shop||n/a||"At the wheel it's a stirring sight. Don't get too distracted, or you'll see the bottom of the sea."|
|Hunter Sails||Shipwright Shop||n/a||"Let your deadly intentions be known with this mean-looking sail."|
|Imperial Sovereign Sails||Shipwright Shop||n/a||"Our velvet sails didn't work, so try these part silk ones instead. They have a lovely feel to them."|
|Rogue Sea Dog Sails||Shipwright Shop||50||"The most recognized sail on the seas, but only because they've refused to change the dated design."|
|Royal Sovereign Sails||Shipwright Shop||50||"Our velvet sails didn't work, so try these part silk ones instead. They have a lovely feel to them."|
|Ruffian Sea Dog Sails||Shipwright Shop||n/a||"The most recognized sail on the seas, but only because they've refused to change the dated design."|
|Sea Dog Sails||Shipwright Shop||n/a||"The most recognized sail on the seas, but only because they've refused to change the dated design."|
|Sovereign Sails||Shipwright Shop||n/a||"Our velvet sails didn't work, so try these part silk ones instead. They have a lovely feel to them."|
|Kraken Sails||Shipwright Shop||n/a||"A Kraken on your sails, because your ship is the real sea monster..."|
|Ocean Crawler Sails||Shipwright Shop||n/a||"You love the ocean and all that lives in it; why not tell the world?"|
|Scurvy Bilge Rat Sails||Shipwright Shop||n/a||"Be careful how much you raise and lower these, they're getting a bit threadbare and may rip."|
|Legendary Sails||Shipwright Shop||"A stirring moment that forever lasts, seeing these billowing from the masts."|
|Ghost Sails||Shipwright Shop||"Unlocked by being a 'Pirate Legend' and reaching reputation level 7 in Athena's Fortune."|
|Bone Crusher Figurehead||Duke||n/a||"A mighty set of jaws, giving your ship that skeletal savageness it deserves."|
|Forsaken Ashes Figurehead||Duke||n/a||"The fiery figurehead of a crew that can carry on through flame and desctruction."|
|Wailing Barnacle Figurehead||Duke||n/a||"Perhaps this figurehead will appease the spirits of the ocean, but it did its last owner no favours."|
|Golden Legendary Figurehead||Ship Customization Chest||n/a||"With a horn that glows an eerie green, no finer figurehead have pirates seen."|
|Hungering One Figurehead||Merrick||n/a||"Smile, you son of a shark! You defeated the Hungering One, so let the world know it."|
|Sailor Figurehead||n/a||n/a||This Figurehead variant is automatically provided to all players by default.|
|Spinal Figurehead||Ship Customization Chest||n/a||"This legendary skeleton warrior shows you're a pirate with a killer instinct."|
|Bear and Bird Figurehead||Shipwright Shop||n/a||"A mysterious bear carrying an unusual bird, believed to keep evil witches at bay."|
|Admiral Figurehead||Shipwright Shop||n/a||"Lords of the seas, just like you. Pay no heed to any who say it's an outdated old man with a stick."|
|Bilge Rat Figurehead||Shipwright Shop||n/a||"A dirty, ugly fish that dwells unloved where nothing else lives? The ideal pet of any Bilge Rat."|
|Ceremonial Admiral Figurehead||Shipwright Shop||50||"Lords of the seas, just like you. Pay no heed to any who say it's an outdated old man with a stick."|
|Hunter Figurehead||Shipwright Shop||n/a||"Or as you prefer to call it, a boat trophy."|
|Huntress Figurehead||Shipwright Shop||n/a||"The perfect choice for dark-minded pirates who have zero mercy on their foes."|
|Rogue Sea Dog Figurehead||Shipwright Shop||50||"The first crew of Sea Dogs battle giant skeletons and made trophies out of their skulls."|
|Royal Sovereign Figurehead||Shipwright Shop||50||"It's very heavy and attracts thieves like flies on a Bilge Rat, but just LOOK how magnificent it is!"|
|Sea Dog Figurehead||Shipwright Shop||n/a||"The first crew of Sea Dogs battle giant skeletons and made trophies out of their skulls."|
|Shark Hunter Figurehead||Shipwright Shop||n/a||"This figurehead is a favourite among shark slayers, but not so popular with selachophobes."|
|Sovereign Figurehead||Shipwright Shop||n/a||"It's very heavy and attracts thieves like flies on a Bilge Rat, but just LOOK how magnificent it is!"|
|Kraken Figurehead||Shipwright Shop||n/a||"This figurehead celebrates the leviathans of the deep, alien and deadly."|
|Ocean Crawler Figurehead||Shipwright Shop||n/a||"A true ocean-going figurehead that will appease the denizens of the deep."|
|Scurvy Bilge Rat Figurehead||Shipwright Shop||n/a||"A dirty, ugly fish that dwells unloved where nothing else lives? The ideals pet of any Bilge Rat."|
|Legendary Figurehead||Shipwright Shop||"Proudly shows a legend arriving, while others flounder hopelessly striving."|
|Ghost Figurehead||Shipwright Shop||"Unlocked by being a 'Pirate Legend' and reaching reputation level 10 in Athena's Fortune."|
|Pirate Legend Cannons||Shipwright Shop|
|Wailing Barnacle Cannon||Duke||n/a||"Salvaged from The Wailing Barnacle, a ship once sailed by the notorious Stitcher Jim!"|
|Golden Sailor Cannons||Shipwright Shop||n/a||"Celebrate your pirate birthday with a golden gift, though these cannons are sadly just painted."|
|Admiral Cannons||Shipwright Shop||40|
|Sea Dog Cannons||Shipwright Shop||40|
|Sovereign Cannons||Shipwright Shop||40||"Rather splendid cannons which will deal with those beneath you in short order."|
|Bone Crusher Cannons||Shipwright Shop||n/a|
|Kraken Cannons||Shipwright Shop||n/a|
|Ocean Crawler Cannons||Shipwright Shop||n/a|
Helm[edit | edit source]
|Legendary Wheel||Shipwright Shop|
|Wailing Barnacle Wheel||Duke||n/a||"A ship's wheel that has spent a bit too much time on the wrong side of the waves."|
|Admiral Wheel||Shipwright Shop||25|
|Sea Dog Wheel||Shipwright Shop||25|
|Sovereign Wheel||Shipwright Shop||25||"A shame to subject such a finely crafted wheel to the rigours of the sea, but you have places to be."|
|Bone Crusher Wheel||Shipwright Shop||n/a|
|Kraken Wheel||Shipwright Shop||n/a|
|Ocean Crawler Wheel||Shipwright Shop||n/a|
|Capstan of the Wailing Barnacle||Duke||n/a||"A fine, nautical capstan - though its last ship still languishes on the ocean floor."|
|Pirate Legend Capstan||Shipwright Shop|
|Admiral Capstan||Shipwright Shop||10|
|Sea Dog Capstan||Shipwright Shop||10|
|Sovereign Capstan||Shipwright Shop||10||"If one absolutely must manually wind one's anhcor, let one do it in luxurious style."|
|Bone Crusher Capstan||Shipwright Shop||n/a|
|Kraken Capstan||Shipwright Shop||n/a|
|Ocean Crawler Capstan||Shipwright Shop||n/a|
Flags[edit | edit source]
|Black Flag||Ship Flag Box||n/a||"Moody, mysterious and always in fashion."|
|Blue Flag||Ship Flag Box||n/a||"It's a flag. It's blue. It's a blue flag."|
|Bone Crusher Flag||Duke||n/a||"A skull on a red field, objectively impressive."|
|Checkered Flag||Ship Flag Box||n/a||"Why settle for just white or black?"|
|Flag Of The Reapers Mark||Ship Flag Box||n/a||"BEWARE: The Reaper's Mark whispers across the waves and glows with an accursed light. The location of a ship bearing this flag will be known to all."|
|Forsaken Ashes Flag||Duke||n/a||"The flag of a ship that faces the flames."|
|Jolly Roger Flag||Ship Flag Box||n/a||"A real pirate classic, but what kind of pirate are you?"|
|Mercenary Flag||Duke||n/a||"A flag with a sting, showing that you're available for a contract... or about to complete one."|
|Rainbow Flag||Ship Flag Box||n/a||"This Rainbow Flag could even brighten up The Wilds. Make pirates question if it has gold under it."|
|Red Flag||Ship Flag Box||n/a||"After a vicious battle, a red flag is one less thing to clean."|
|The Wandering Reaper Flag||Duke||n/a||"Try not to scare yourself out of the crow's nest with this creepy, foreboding flag!"|
|Wailing Barnacle Flag||Duke||n/a||"Raise a flag for your fellow sea-lovers, for all those who truly love the deep will find kinship."|
|White Flag||Ship Flag Box||n/a||"Nice and simple, plus remarkably clean for a pirate's property."|
|Yellow Flag||Ship Flag Box||n/a||"Show your support for bananas."|
|Bilge Rat Adventures Flag||Ship Flag Box||n/a||"Show that you're on the hunt for Doubloons, and with a nose for adventure!"|
|Hunter Flag||Shipwright Shop||n/a||"You just love hunting stuff, we get it!"|
|Shark Hunter Flag||Shipwright Shop||n/a||"Let others know that you're on the trail of toothy terror."|
|Kraken Flag||Shipwright Shop||n/a||"All hail your Kraken-conquering crew."|
|Ocean Crawler Flag||Shipwright Shop||n/a||"A Flag fitting for any ship that does not fear the deep."|
|Legendary Flag||Shipwright Shop||"You're a Pirate Legend and you know it. Now they will, too."|
|Ghost Flag||Shipwright Shop||"Unlocked by being a 'Pirate Legend' and reaching reputation level 3 in Athena's Fortune."|