Talk:Carrack

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Illustration[edit]

I think that the 1628 painting at the head of the article is really depicting a galleon, rather than a carrack - the artist is showing a ship of his own time rather than the Santa Maria.

I will see if I can get hold of a public-domain picture that better illustrates the features of a carrack. --Ndaisley 06:14, 5 June 2007 (UTC)

It is indeed a galleon.--MWAK (talk) 08:12, 31 March 2008 (UTC)

replica[edit]

Portuguese Nau - Free Paper Model available: RecorteCole from Brazil 207.138.239.198 (talk) 22:05, 19 November 2007 (UTC) Marco Lallo

Illustration, again[edit]

It is not clear that the illustration from the map of Ortelius depicts a carrack, specifically the distinction between the sails of the main and mizzen is not clearly defined. The features of the sail configuration of a carrack is clearly seen the 19th century depiction by G. A. Closs which I use as a replacement.Ekem (talk) 14:37, 8 March 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for working on the article, it's needed. --OpenFuture (talk) 17:24, 8 March 2010 (UTC)
Carrack's are distinguished more by their hull than their rigging. The original illustration was correct, and very clearly depicts the salient characteristics of a carrack. I am replacing the image. Fell Gleamingtalk 01:03, 14 August 2010 (UTC)

Fath Al Razack[edit]

It's extremely unlikely that this ship, supposedly built in the 1840s, was a carrack. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 92.15.127.139 (talk) 22:32, 22 May 2011 (UTC)

Caravel[edit]

Weren't Santa Maria, Nina and Pinta caravels of the Columbus' first voyage? Were they really carracks? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ugurcanece (talkcontribs) 02:21, 30 May 2011 (UTC)

Who says Nina and Pinta was Caracks? --OpenFuture (talk) 04:16, 30 May 2011 (UTC)
Well, sorry about these two, but i'm not still convinced about Santa Maria to be a carrack. Have you got any chance to cite a scientific article? Because unfortunately I couldn't find one about this subject. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ugurcanece (talkcontribs) 12:32, 6 July 2011 (UTC)
The Santa maria has been reconstructed as both a caravel and a nao. The current view is that she was a nao. See Xavier Pastor : The Ships of Christopher Columbus 1992Monstrelet (talk) 15:15, 17 September 2011 (UTC)

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How Fast?[edit]

How fast does the Carrack travel? I would like to know an average speed, max. speed ect. It would help heeps! 60.230.240.209 (talk) 06:51, 20 October 2012 (UTC)

A typical three-masted carrack[edit]

It says that A typical three-masted carrack such as the São Gabriel had six sails: bowsprit, foresail, mizzen, spritsail, and two topsails.

But I had looked up bowsprit in wikipedia, it showed that bowsprit is a sprit, not a sail. Ok, maybe I can understand it as a headsail. However, why carrack doesn't have a mainsail? Shouldn't it be that "a typical carrack has the above 6 sails + 1 mainsail"? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Qijiang ok (talkcontribs) 17:46, 12 September 2013 (UTC)