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Pirate Steam-Pinnace
Type Pirate
Stats Health: 30

Crew: 5

Pirate Steam-Pinnaces 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.


Before the real-time combat update, pirates generally attempted to illuminate your ship as much as possible, before trying to hit you with a Devastating Salvo.

Has a single deck attack, doing light damage (Deck Salvo 01: Range: 200 , Base Hull Damage: 5, Arc: 200, Warmup: 10).


You've destroyed/defeated a Pirate Steam-Pinnace[]

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.

Lean pickings

These pinnaces don't sail far from their hidden harbours, but here's something at the back of the hold -

Send her home with a prize crew

Two zailors should be enough for a skeleton crew, and she's fast enough to avoid most trouble.

    SS crewsmall.png Crew ≥ 3

    SS cardfansmall.png Luck challenge (80% 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" : 20,
  • "RotationSpeed" : 0.2,
  • "CombatAttackNames": ["DeckSalvo01"]