Omis Corsairs

  • Piracy
  • 1 min

By Crusader1307

A relatively unknown portion of The History of Piracy, The Omis Corsairs, were Croat Pirates who where based out of the Coastal Town of Omis in The Dalmatia Region of Croatia (near The Adriatic Sea). The Port City and nearby Coves served as an excellent base of operations. Known for their distinctive types of Ships known as “Sagitta”, these were akin to The Pollaca and Cromesteven-Class of small Ships. They could be oared or powered by a single sail pattern. Raiding Commerce Ships from several Slovakian Kingdoms from the 13th to 15th Centuries – The Omis Corsairs were very successful during  their reign. This lead to the construction of various Coastal Forts used to combat them. Many Omis Corsair continued to function after the 15th Century – with many venturing out to join other Pirate Crews operating near Russia.