|2x Heavy Cannon
Though relatively slow, the Heron carries a decent amount of cargo and rather large cannons for its small size.
The slowest sailship in the game, the Heron trades its speed for a large cargo capacity of twelve and the ability to mount two Heavy Cannons. Due to its slow speed, the Heron is extremely vulnerable to pirates, as even ships with poor crosswind are able to catch the Heron. Nevertheless, it is the first cargo ship the player can obtain with double digit cargo and is still worthy of some respect in that regard.
- Herons are a common sight, both sailing and being sunk due to their general inability to escape faster pirate ships.
- The Pelican is just a Heron with two more sails.