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Shouldn't this article be called 'The Jackdaw'? It is always referred to as that as other ships were/are. (for example The Titanic) -- Altaïr 18:51, March 4, 2013 (UTC)

Aquila, Vulture, Windermere, Leviathan, Randolph. It is how we've named all our ship articles. Nesty Contact me! 19:46, March 4, 2013 (UTC)
Should probably point out that ships are never entitled "The xxx" unless the "The" is a part of the name. For example: "Jack Smith was on Titanic when it sunk." You might say that Edward Kenway was captain of the Jackdaw, but the vessels name has no "the" in it. --Jasca Ducato Council Chamber Assassination record 14:04, March 8, 2013 (UTC)


Does anyone know of any inspiration for the name? I know that that "Jackdaw" is a type of crow, but I'm not 100% sure if that's relevant. Crimson Knight Intercom 19:39, March 4, 2013 (UTC)

Jackdaw, is a passerine bird in the crow family. Something that makes it connect with birds.--ACsenior (talk) 20:13, March 4, 2013 (UTC)

Considering there's an article naming Edward as a Welshman, it might be pertinent that in Welsh folk lore, jackdaws are considered sacred (nesting in church steeples keeping it safe from the devil). "I have no more knowledge of the fact than the Devil has of the jackdaw," goes a saying. ;) Sadelyrate (talk) 20:20, March 4, 2013 (UTC)


Would it be worth mentioning in the trivia that the jackdaw bird is sacred in Welsh folklore? 

Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Western_Jackdaw

RussellSparrow (talk) 09:37, May 17, 2013 (UTC)

Might be; this was mentioned earlier, in a discussion about the ship's name. :) Sadelyrate (siniath) 10:58, May 17, 2013 (UTC)

"Under the Royal Navy's rating system a 46 gun ship (such as the fully upgraded Jackdaw) would be classified as a Fourth-Rate Ship of the Line, several classes above that of a Brig or a Frigate."

This peice of trivia is to demonstrate that the Jackdaw quickly ceases to be a Brig. The use of the term "Royal Navy" is only to show the provenance of the Ship Rating system. The Jackdaw's country of origin is irrelevant as ship classes were more or less the same for every nation at the time; a Fourth-Rate by any other name, so to speak. Please allow this legitmate peice of trivia. 20:33, January 18, 2014 (UTC)

Fifth or Fourth Rate?

I was wondering if it would be worth mentioning what rate the Jackdaw is? From the number of cannons it can hold at full upgrade, it looks like it was a fourth rate ship of the line. 12:51, October 22, 2013 (UTC)

It's a hybrid (which, I think, is mentioned in the article). --Jasca Ducato Council Chamber Assassination record 12:57, October 22, 2013 (UTC)
I am not seeing any mention of the word hybrid in this article but from the upgrades it can carry you would certainly be right. At its core though, the Jackdaw falls into the frigate class does it not? 13:03, October 22, 2013 (UTC)
It is a modified brig. It has been mentioned on Twitter by Ashraf Ismail, Black Flag's Game Director. Slate Vesper (talk) 22:47, October 23, 2013 (UTC)
Thanks. I did not know that since I don't follow Twitter. 13:31, October 24, 2013 (UTC)

Quote, perhaps?

Don't you think we should have a qoute at the top? Just saying - a lot of other pages have them, and it certainly makes the page seem a bit more professional and offers a unique insight about the subject. 

I had a good one up, but 'certain people' decided to take it down...

MasterKenway (talk) 21:31, December 3, 2013 (UTC)

It was likely removed because it was formatted incorrectly. Also, we can look at the history and see who "certain people" are, so...
Molotov.cockroach (talk) 21:41, December 3, 2013 (UTC)
Put it back up, I remember seeing it and I didn't think there was anything particularly wrong with it. If necessary, I'll tweak it a little :) Crook The Constantine District 21:46, December 3, 2013 (UTC)

It was the quote that Adewale said to Edward before they took the fort where Torres was, about how the Jackdaw was his best chance for prosperity and equality.
MasterKenway (talk) 01:20, December 4, 2013 (UTC)
It didn't use the quote template. I added it back in with the correct formatting. Does that look good?
Molotov.cockroach (talk) 01:41, December 4, 2013 (UTC)
Very nice. That's exactly the quote I was talking about. I didn't know there was actually a quote template, though - just how to do do that?
MasterKenway (talk) 01:58, December 4, 2013 (UTC)
It's pretty easy. It looks like this:
{{Quote|Quote text here|person being quoted|source}}
You put the quote and all necessary information into that, and the wiki formats it nicely. The "Quote" part changes depending on how many people are speaking. If you want to do a dialogue quote, my suggestion would be to find another page that has a quote with that many people speaking, and copy the first word in its template.
Molotov.cockroach (talk) 02:30, December 4, 2013 (UTC)
Thanks, mate. 
MasterKenway (talk) 03:12, December 4, 2013 (UTC)


Ok the first mate on the Jackdaw is called Jack but he is never seen could this be a Captain Jack Sparrow reference?JP338 (talk) 12:01, December 8, 2013 (UTC)

Could be. Could just as easily not be. --Jasca Ducato (talk | contributions) 13:35, December 8, 2013 (UTC)
If it is, it's likely an inside joke, like Calico Jack being one of the gibbited skeletons in Pirates of the Carribean. -Molotov.cockroach (talk) 18:50, December 8, 2013 (UTC)

Factual correction - El Dorado myth as mentioned by Mary Read

The myth that Mary mentions is not a foreshadowing of the Jackdaw's destiny (this doesn't really make any sense to me), it is the real conquistador myth of El Dorado, or "The city of gold" which was believed to exist somewhere in Guyana: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/El_Dorado 13:28, December 14, 2013 (UTC)Cserb


This question lingered in the back of my mind for quite some time now. What ship IS the Jackdaw? It dosn't say in the game, so I'd want this question awnsered soon. Is it a Scooner? Or a Brig, like I heard my partner say?

... Did you read the article on the Jackdaw? Here's the first sentence for you: "The Jackdaw was a brig captained by the pirate and later Assassin Edward Kenway, which he obtained with the help of Adéwalé, during his time in the West Indies." While we don't mind answering questions, if the information is as easily found as this, it becomes kind of ridiculous :/ I'm pretty sure this is stated in-game as well.

Also, please sign your posts. Crook The Constantine District 17:59, January 5, 2014 (UTC)

Enemy weapons in the captain's cabin

In the captain-s cabin, on the far left, we can see a crate where all the weapons from the enemies lay. Beside the musket, there is an odd silver-rifle like weapon that was never used by any weapons in the game.

The Delcia

Remember the cinematic trailer for AC4? Look back at that very last flash of the trailer where the ship Edward was on that was called the "Delcia." Am I missing some content, or was that something that didn't make it in to the final release of the game? 02:01, February 3, 2014 (UTC)An anonymous AC4 fan.

The Delicia did not make it into the final product, no. --Jasca Ducato (talk | contributions) 10:03, February 3, 2014 (UTC)
That ship was Woodes Roger's ship when he hunted pirates. It never appeared in the game though.ΦΣΩ 02:46, February 19, 2014 (UTC)

Random speed levels

One thing I noticed during the naval battle with HMS Fearless and the Royal Sovereign, was that the Jackaw appears to move slower then it usually did outside of the naval battle. I have managed to sink the other Legendary ships except these two and the only strategy I've got doesn't work because the Jackdaw's moving so slow,  I try to nearly cripple both ships so when the surving one sets itself on fire it won't take long to sink BlackDragon666 (talk) 07:08, July 8, 2014 (UTC)

I would advise that you either use chain shot and fire barrels if they're effective, or what you can do is focus on knocking both of them down to a small sliver of life for each. That way, with the latter option, you can then sink one and the other won't take long to kill after. Slate Vesper (talk) 23:15, July 8, 2014 (UTC)

That's what I try to do. But because of the speed difference, the only time I'm able to hit back is when I'm in the line of fire of two broadside volleys and catching them up after a volley or trying to outmanuver is impossible due to the Jackdaw's lack of speed. I have tried to break to the right and flank the HMS Fearless, but seeing as the Jackdaw is moving painfully slow it seems impossible to avoid the formation. BlackDragon666 (talk) 01:45, July 9, 2014 (UTC)

No title

Jackdaws are not Crows. Please fix this. Thanks, Unidan 15:51, October 6, 2014 (UTC)

Yes, and what exactly are you on about? We can't read minds yet. --Kainzorus Prime Walkie-talkie 16:04, October 6, 2014 (UTC)
Uh, Wikipedia begs to differ :s "The western jackdaw (Corvus monedula), also known as the Eurasian jackdaw, European jackdaw, or simply jackdaw, is a passerine bird in the crow family." Crook The Constantine District 16:16, October 6, 2014 (UTC)


Should we add a list of known passengers? Like Benjamin Hornigold, Edward Thatch, Opia Apito, and Jennifer Scott.Hugues de Payens (talk) 20:30, January 4, 2016 (UTC)

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