Sunless Sea Wiki
Sunless Sea Wiki
Pirate Frigate
SS frigatepirate topgaz.png
Type Pirate
Stats Health: 90

Crew: 10

Pirate Frigates are a common type of vessel used by various pirates, like the buccaneers of Low Barnet. It is, however, a reasonably powerful threat early on.


Similar in many respects to a Crack Pirate Steam-Pinnace, only with less Hull (90 vs 80) and more Crew (10 vs 8).

Has a single forward attack, doing light damage (Deck Salvo 02: Range: 140 , Hull Damage: 8, Arc: 200, Warmup: 10).


You've destroyed/defeated a Pirate Frigate[]

The ship is yours! What will you do with her?

Actions Requirements Effects Notes
Loot and scuttle her

She's a vile old vessel, and these zees aren't safe. Take what you can and move on.

What's this?

Here's something at the back of the hold...

Send home with a prize crew

Three zailors should be enough for a skeleton crew, unless she runs into trouble.

    SS crewsmall.png Crew ≥ 4

    SS cardfansmall.png Luck challenge (60% to win)

Failed event If you defeated her crew but the hull remains intact, this option is available.
Into the darkness

Your prize is never seen again. Perhaps a heptycheer devours your crew. Perhaps they devour each other. Perhaps they betray you and sail it to the Iron Republic, where laws cannot follow.

Successful event
Awaiting your pleasure

When you next return to London, return to your Lodgings to claim your prize money...

Raw Game Data[]

  • "BehaviourName": "aggressive",
  • "DormantBehaviour": "Wandering",
  • "AwareBehaviour": "HuntingPlus",
  • "BeastieCharacteristicsName" : "GenericShip",
  • "MovementSpeed" : 16,
  • "RotationSpeed" : 0.2,
  • "CombatAttackNames": ["DeckSalvo02"],