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She could make a formidable adversary and an excellent flagship for a large group of pirates despite her lack of agility.

Many ships would probably have surrendered to her without a shot fired if they were not fast enough to out-sail her.

The Sloop was often the ship of choice for hunting in the shallower channels and sounds.

The Schooner which came into widespread use around the last half of the eighteenth century is a little of all of the best features in a pirate ship.

But generally they gave preference to those with the greatest speed as it would do no good to spot a potential target only to have it out-sail you. The pirates kept their ships in good order, careening them regularly to keep the hulls smooth and clear of seaweed and other marine life.