SHIPS

History, development and shipbuilding

4th-11th AD The world recognizes the Vikings

10th-11th AD Between the Vikings and the Hansa

12th-15th AD The dawn and the fall of the German Hanseatic League

Italians and Russians

13th-16th AD Courageous Portuguese

15th-18th AD Conquistadors from Spain

15th-17th AD Scandinavian Renaissance

16th-18th AD Admirable and skilled Dutch

15th-20th AD Freedom from France

17th-20th AD England pacifies the oceans

The following table explains the items that I use to be more pronounced differences between ships, and seemingly the same type.
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TYPE/NAME SHIP

Understandable

COMMON IN THE CENTURY

Understandable

LENGTH ON A WATERLINE

Understandable

RATIO OF WIDTH TO LENGTH

Understandable

WIDTH

Measured at the widest point

HEIGHT OF HULL AND A DRAUGHT

Measured from the lowest to the highest point of the hull

WEIGHT OF THE SHIP

Weighs only ship and equipment

PAYLOAD

Weight of cargo and crew

DISPLACEMENT

The total weight of the ship

MAX. KNOTS SPEED

Understandable

PAIR OF OARS/MEN AT THE OARS

Understandable

NUMBER OF CREW MEMBERS

Understandable

NUMBER OF THE CANNONS S/H/B

S=stern, H=hips, B=bow cannons

CALIBRE OF THE CANNONS

Diameter of the barrel and bullet weight

USUALLY NUMBER OF THE MASTS

Understandable

HEIGHT OF THE MAIN MAST

Understandable

NUMBER AND TYPE OF THE SAILS

 L/J/S M + M J B

L=latin sail, J=jigger sail, S=square sail, M=move sail

+ M=move sail, J=jib sail, B=blind sail

/ = separates masts, + = separates mast from the bowsprit

Sails are listed from the stern to the bow (from right to left)

TOTAL AREA OF THE SAILS

Understandable

INTERESTINGNESS

Any interest in technical progress or leadership coupled with the type of ship