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FC: You Wouldn't Want To Sail On A Caravel Ship | By:Ben#4
1: “Swish,swoosh,swish.”The new caravels are sailing through the sea.The first caravel appeared in the Mediterranean sea in the 14th century.Caravel ships were usually a mix of northern ships and southern ships.It had the Lateen sails which helped them sail and they had bigger sails for bad storms.The southern ships and northern ships helped the caravels sail in many ways.
2: How did previous ship technology contribute to the making of the caravel? The small sailing vessels were built by Portuguese and they were very intelligent so they Incorporated with building advantages on the ship.When the other ships saw the caravels they all thought they were going to get destroyed. In the 16th and 17th century when they started to explore ,the Europeans (Dutch,Portuguese,French etc.)had advantages in sailing. | How Did Previous Ship Technology Contribute To The Making Of The Caravel?
3: What Are The Parts Of The Caravel and How Did They Help You Survive? | Caravels carried food, water and other goods. Food would help you survive by keeping your strength and energy and the goods would help you trade so you could get money. The crows nest was used to sight out land and this was located on the deck very high up. The forecast was on the main deck and that’s where the crew would sleep.Also the captain would have his own room on the main deck. All of the sails helped them sail through tough storms and some times hurricanes.
4: How did you use your navigation skills? You used your navigation skills by reading the stars like the north star, south star etc. The compass helped a lot and you use it by pointing it in one direction and it would tell you which way your going. You used the hourglass to know how much time you had. This wasn’t the best way to use your navigation skills but you could lick your finger, stick it in the air and you could know which way the wind was blowing. | How Did You Use Your Navigation Skills?
5: So you've been on an adventure on the caravel through how you survived and how you used your navigation skills etc. “Well did you like it?” Maybe you can join me next time on Marco Polo’s ship.I would love to have you again on my crazy adventures.You can see now that times on ships were very hard.I’ll see you soon, bye.