Sloop dock
Max crew 7
Max swabbies 3
Mass (kilograms) 13,500
Volume (liters) 20,250
Navigation 1
Rigging/Sailing 3
Carpentry 2
Bilging 2
Gunnery 1
Battle Nav
Move tokens per turn 4
Cannon size small
Cannons aboard 4
Cannon shots per move 1 per side
Max Damage: (SF) / (Sink)
Small cannon balls 6 / 10
Medium cannon balls 4 / 6.66
Large cannon balls 3 / 5
Influence diameter 1
Min crew 3
Swabbie Ship Transport
Max swabbies 4
Cost per league 20 PoE
Construction Costs
Doubloons 20
Basic labor 160
Skilled labor 60
Expert labor 0
Iron 50
Sail cloth 75
Wood 66

A sloop is a type of ship, the smallest available. As the easiest ship to crew and run, as well as the cheapest, it enjoys widespread use, both everyday and in events.

Other classes Edit

In addition to the basic sloop, the following classes of sloop exist:

Alternate design Edit

Limited edition Edit

Rooms and furnishings Edit

A sloop has three scenes: The main deck, the main hold, and the crow's nest.

The total paint required to recolor a sloop is 131 units.

Crow's Nest
Sloop Crow's Nest
Floor plan
  • Notes:
    • The crow's nest scene is rarely shown in the main window. By climbing to the crow's nest, pirates gain a bird's-eye view of the surrounding environment. While sailing or deported, the view shows nearby vessels in the main window. In battle, it shows an enlarged battle board. In both cases, the main window is used for what puzzling pirates see in their minimap.
  • Paint:
    • Railing: 2 units
  • Special items:
    • This deck has no special items.
  • Props:
    • This deck has no props.
Main Deck
Sloop Main Deck
Floor plan
  • Barrel
  • Crate
  • Powder bag



Main Hold
Sloop Main Hold
Floor plan
  • Crate
  • Crate o'limes
  • Posters
  • Pyramid of barrels
  • Rum barrel


Pillaging Edit

The sloop is the mainstay of pillaging pirates everywhere. New officers benefit from the sloop's small, easier-to-manage crew and maneuverability, while old salts can use the small crew requirement to finely tune the ship's might rating.

Blockade use Edit

Due to their fragility, sloops have very limited use in real blockades. When a buoy or two are far separated from large point clusters (and the large ships contesting them), a sloop can occasionally claim points for at least a few rounds. In this situation, though, a dhow or fanchuan is usually preferred. Since the sloop does not influence any tile except the one it occupies, if it is to contest points, its location will always be known. This, coupled with its fragility, leads to a sloop either sinking or becoming irrelevant to the blockade score in short order.

With only three crew necessary for influence, however, they are often used in event blockades. (On subscriber oceans this many pirates aboard must be subscribers.) There, they give many more people the chance to navigate in a blockade setting. Even before the advent of coded event blockades, sloops were used in blockade-board games such as Bumper Sloops and Ketchy cubby.

Historical notes Edit

The ship now known as the sloop was at one point called a small sloop, while a cutter was called a large sloop. Eventually the cutter was given a more distinctive name and the "small" prefix was dropped from the name of its little sister.

External links Edit

Icon duty puzzles Ship
Sloop (Alice, Ancient, Bardic, Casino, Chocolate, Cupid, Cursed, Emerald, Frost, Gingerbread, Gold, Gunpowder, Harvest, Hunter,
Inferno, Lagoon, Midas, Phantom, Rogue, Roister, Serpent, Skelly, Smuggler, Steam, Tiburon, Valkyrie, Vampire, Verdant)
Cutter (Harvest, Verdant) | Dhow (Rogue) | Fanchuan (Dragon) | Longship (Frost) | Baghlah | Merchant brig | Junk (Fortune)
War brig (Cupid, Gingerbread, Gold, Haunted, Imperial, Inferno, Rogue, Smuggler) | Merchant galleon | Xebec (Wondrous)
War frigate (Atlantean, Casino, Gold, Imperial, Phantom, Rogue) | Grand frigate (Midas, Rogue)
See also: Shipyard | Shipwrightery | Pillaging | Limited edition ship | Ships requiring designs for construction