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23 January 2008 @ 01:52 am
Sleeping Quarters on the Black Pearl and Flying Dutchman  
Are there any other cabins on these ships besides the captain and crew quarters?
 
 
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Eledhwen: piratestorn_eledhwen on January 23rd, 2008 07:26 pm (UTC)
I'd guess - based on the model for ships of that period - that there'd be the captain's cabin, then on the deck below that four to six small individual cabins for the ship's officers. Then the crew would sling their hammocks in the mess, generally, taking them down each morning. Although that could be less applicable to the Pearl, as she has a smaller crew than her equivalent-sized Navy ships.
klearObsession: JackRopeklear0bsession on January 24th, 2008 05:02 am (UTC)
There would have been some officers cabins. Probably not more than two I would think. First mate and Second mate would have them. Depending on the ships design these were probably below the great cabin, and there would have been another cabin ahead of them called steerage where other officers would have slept in hammocks, though on a pirate vessel that would have probably just been storage for booty. The crew would have slept in the bow of the ship in one cabin called the forecastle or, in sailor slang (everything gets shorted on a ship) fo'c'sle (pronounced folk-sel). In that time period it would have probably just had hammocks, though on more modern ships there would be bunks (racks).