Skull & Shackles
Squares 3 (15 ft. by 75 ft.) Cost 10,000 gp
AC 2; Hardness 5
hp 675 (oars 400, sails 120)
Base Save 5
Maximum Speed 30 ft. (muscle), 60 ft. (wind), or 90 ft. (muscle and wind); Acceleration 30 ft.
CMB 8; CMD 18
Ramming Damage 8d8
Propulsion muscle, wind, or current
Sailing Check Diplomacy or Intimidate (when using muscle); Profession (sailor) (when using wind or current)
Control Device tiller
Means of Propulsion 40 oars, 30 squares of sails (one mast)
Crew 50 (10+40 Medium rowers)
Decks 1 (with small cargo area under the deck)
Cargo/Passengers 50 tons/100 passengers
This long and relatively narrow boat has a single mast with a square sail and 40 oars. It can traverse lakes, oceans, and deep rivers. This stat block can be used to represent Norse longships such as the karvi, snekkja, and skei, as well as the balinger and birlinn.
Weapons: Up to two Large direct-fire or indirect-fire siege engines positioned one each on the forward and aft sides of the ship. These siege engines can be swiveled to fire out either side of the ship, or either forward or aft, depending on their position.