These are three 17th century stile ships that I built a long time ago. I donít remember exactly when I built them but I think I built the Charger 6 or 7 years ago (as of 2011) and the other two a year or two later.
About this creation
The Charger was the first ship I built, it was my flagship. The front and back of the ship where the LEGO ship parts and the middle section was custom built, I got the ship parts at a garage sail and the previous owner had lost the middle part (This is long before I knew about Bricklink). The first addition had sails made of toilet paper, and had break away sides to represent battle damage. I attached a slammer from a LEGO racers set on the front as a battering ram and put a cannon from the dino attack sets on the front, I also put two single shot cannons on each side. The ship had a full interior with the captainís office (rear cabin), war room (under rear cabin), kitchen (vary back of the ship, behind the war room), and cargo hold (mid section). It also had a life boat, fishing net, and lowerable anchor.
Later I rearranged the sails and took off the toilet paper (it was a pain to maintain the sails, they tore every other day and had to be replaced). I replaced the battering ram for a more authentic one. I also replaced the front and side cannons for a costume cannon design (see ď6 shot semi-auto cannonĒ in My LEGO Creations). I also replaced the fishing net with another life boat.
The USS Crossfire was the second ship I built. I built it so that I would have two ships and could battle them. This ship had break away sides like the charger, but it also had break away rear and front. The cannons didnít actually shoot and were way too small compared to the minifigs but I was running out of parts. I donít remember the inside of the ship that well but I think it had the captains office in the rear cabin and a vary small war room underneath that. In the front it had a kitchen and storage shelves.
This was the third ship I built, was so dry on parts I didnít think I could pull it off, but I did. It had the same feathers as the Crossfire, some cannons, and similar damage effects. The inside of the ship: I think the front was a rum storage room, the back was a kitchen, and there might have been a small captainís office In the mid section.
The death of the fleet
I no longer have the ships, I didnít scrap them though, I wanted to keep them forever. They were on that shelf they are on in the picture of them and one day wile reaching for the window shade I lost my balance and grabbed the shelf. The shelf didnít fall over but it tipped enough that all three ships slid off. I would have rebuilt them but unluckily my LEGO box was right under the shelf, the fell in it and blew up into a million peaces. After that I called it hopeless. (So Iím pretty shore that I do not have any other pics of them other than what I have up, and I canít take more, sorry).