Bark: The common bark is the coastal merchant and fishing workhorse of the Caribbean. Ranging from one to three masts, it is typically square-rigged and designed for cargo, not speed. It is a sturdy, unromantic vessel, yet due to its availability is often used by buccaneers. Spaniards, if they have nothing better, often fit them out as armadillas, or small fighting vessels, against buccaneers. One of the most famous buccaneer versus Spanish battles pits buccaneers in canoes and pirogues against three Spanish armadilla barks. The bark is the perfect vessel for first time sea rovers looking to ply their trade. The more seasoned buccaneer will find use for this ship as a support craft for an amphibious landing thanks to it’s extra shallow draft.