The Small trading ship is the earliest, cheapest and in many ways the worst class of ships the player can build.

They are somewhat cheaper to build than the rather similar Caravels, but their maintenace cost is twice as high, and they are far slower. They also only can equip one item at a time.

Small trading ship
Building details
Cost Gold coins 1500 Wood 15 Ropes 20
Maintenance (Inactive) Gold coins 20
Production line Small Shipyard
Cargo holds 3
Sockets 1
Relative speed
to Flagship (1.00)
Full load speed 0.73
Hit points 400