|Hendrik Cornelisz. Vroom (1562/15631640) Title Dutch ships ramming
Spanish galleys off the English coast, 3 October 1602.
One of the largest sailing
ships on the sea, this massive vessel cannot make ocean voyages, and typically
sticks to the coast.
A galley can carry 150
tons of cargo or 250 soldiers.
|Colossal water vehicle
Squares 104 (20 ft. by 130 ft.); Cost 10,000 gp
|AC 2; Hardness 5
hp 1,560 (779)
Base Save +0
|Maximum Speed 180
ft. (current) or 60 ft. (muscle); Acceleration 30 ft. (current) or 15
CMB +8; CMD 18
Ramming Damage 8d8
(air; three masts, 60 squares of sails, hp 300), current (water), or muscle
(pushed; 140 Medium rowers)
Driving Check Profession (sailor)
or Knowledge (nature)
+10 to the DC
Forward Facing the ships forward
Driving Device steering wheel
Driving Space the nine squares around the steering wheel, typically located
in the aft of the ship
Crew 20 or 160 (if the boat is rowed)
Weapons Up to 40 Large direct-fire siege engines in banks of 20 positioned
on the port and starboard sides of the galley, or up to 12 Huge direct-fire
siege engines in banks of six on the port and starboard sides of the ship.
The siege engines may only fire out the sides of the ship that they are
positioned on. They cannot be swiveled to fire toward the forward or aft
sides of the ship. These siege engines cannot be used while the galley
is being rowed. For 8,000 gp more, the galley can be fitted with a battering
ram and castles with firing platforms fore, aft, and amidships. Each of
these firing platforms can hold a single Large direct-fire siege engine
that can fire either out the sides of the ship or in the direction of
its location. An amidships platform can fire out either the port or starboard
sides of the galley.
Dromon: A two-masted
galley powered by rowing or sailing.
Slave Galley: An
enormous ship powered mainly by rowing.
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