Nau

Carrack

Nau are three- or four-masted ocean-going sailing ships: large enough to be stable in heavy seas, and roomy enough to carry provisions for long voyages. It has a high rounded stern with large aftcastle, forecastle and bowsprit at the stem. It is usually square-rigged on the foremast and mainmast and lateen-rigged on the mizzenmast. The Nau is sadly all that is left of the great sailing vessels of the Second Age along with the smaller Caravel, which they are typically larger than.

Nau

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