During the time of Ultima VII, only these ships were encountered due to engine limitations. Also, the Avatar managed to reveal a scandal surrounding shipbuilder Owen, who'd built badly-constructed ships of this design.
Ships may be purchased from shipwrights in nearly any coastal city. By Britannian law no ship is considered to be legally held unless the owner has in his possession that ship's deed of sale.
- In Ultima VII Part Two, the party is unable to use a ship, explained by the Teleport Storms having destroyed all ships, except one. The exception is the one ship that can only be commanded by Captain Hawk.
- Strangely enough, the Avatar's ship in the intro is a frigate, while in-game it is a one-mast ship.