Three masts display the natural white sails on this pirate ship. A skull-and-crossbones is prominently displayed on flags and the top-most sail. Two anchors hang from her bow. Mounted on a stained wood base. Click picture for larger view.
Because speed was so essential to pirate ships, a shallow draught was key, as it enabled the pirates to escape pursuit by sailing among the many shoals and reefs in Caribbean waters. Thus when the West Indian pirates captured a larger ship of their own, they often turned it adrift after removing the plunder. Click picture for a larger image.