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The Canterbury Astrolabe Quadrant: Unique medieval astrolabe saved by the British Museum

Unique medieval astrolabe saved by the British Museum

The pirate's "boarding pike" was simply a spear on a pole about 6 feet long and had no other function on ship other than a weapon. They were used as a way of holding off attackers and to protect the pirate ship from colliding with the target ship. From time to time, the pirate boarding pikes were also used to harpoon fishes for food.

The pirate's "boarding pike" was simply a spear on a pole about 6 feet long and had no other function on ship other than a weapon. They were used as a way of holding off attackers and to protect the pirate ship from colliding with the target ship. From time to time, the pirate boarding pikes were also used to harpoon fishes for food.

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