Karakaos & Paraos

“Philippine ships, such as the karakao or korkoa, were of excellent quality and some of them were used by the Spaniards in expeditions against rebellious tribes and Dutch and British forces. Some of the larger rowed vessels held up to a hundred rowers on each side besides a contingent of armed troops. Generally, the larger vessels held at least one lantaka at the front of the vessel or another one placed at the stern. Philippine sailing ships called praos had double sails that seemed to rise well over a hundred feet from the surface of the water. Despite their large size, these ships had double outriggers. Some of the larger sailing ships, however, did not have outriggers.”​



Warfare in Pre-Colonial Philippines, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warfare_in_pre-colonial_Philippines#cite_ref-Lach_8-0

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