Indicative of Lowland European Countries, The Hulk (sometimes written in contemporary sources as “Holk”) - historians point to this vessel as coming from 11th to 13th Century Greece. Specifically designed to navigate rivers and canals, The Hulk was a likely ancestor to the later Carrack and Caravel Ships of the 14th and 15th Centuries. Constructed of wood, sizes varied (from 45 to 55 feet in length and 18 to 25 feet in beam (Main Mast) height. The Hulk was a “basic” ship design, featuring no specific “sea going” equipment or innovations. Often featuring 2 to 4 Masts (depending on the Shipbuilder). These ships were primarily trade and commerce vessels.