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The Galleon is the largest Ship type in Sea of Thieves. Choosing the Galleon at the start of the game will allow you and three other players to join the crew.

Galleons are the most difficult to sink until the water reaches the second deck, where it fills up rapidly. Galleons are armed with more Cannons, Sails and Cannonball storage, but are more difficult to maneuver than any other ship and require several crew members to be constantly working together. The Galleon is the fastest ship, with the exception of sailing against the wind or when sailing with sidewind. With four crewmates on the cannons, a Galleon can quickly sink just about any ship when positioned right. Expert sailors will have to make use of the two Harpoons to achieve the best maneuverability. Galleon crews have to watch out for any damage on the wheel, sails or capstan, as any damage to any of these will essentially make the ship helpless and needs to be tended to at once. The Capstan of the galleon takes a long time to anchor up, so a crew has to keep an eye out for enemy boarders lowering the anchor.

The Galleon has one aft deck above the Captain's Quarters (where the helm is), the main deck, and two below decks. The Voyage Table is in the Captain's Quarters at the rear of the main deck. The Map Table, Resource Barrels, the Weapon and Ammo Chest and the Stove are located on the middle deck. The lower deck only houses the Brig. The mid deck is typically above the waterline and holes there won't take in water unless the lower deck is flooded or the ship is hit with a Ballast Ball.

The Galleon can be identified at a distance from the side by its three masts or from the fore/aft by its three mainsails.

The Galleons in The Arena game mode have all of the above features with the main difference being a team-coloured visual overhaul and the resource barrel contents (180 Cannonballs, 60 Planks, 80 Coconuts).



Patch history

  • 2.7.2 (January 19, 2023)
    • Players sailing on a Galleon will no longer be able to sit on a Barrel where Pets may also sit.
  • 2.7.1 (December 15, 2022)
    • Starting Ship Supplies
      • All ships will now start a session with additional Cannonballs per barrel, increasing the Galleon stock to 90.
      • Ship defensive stocks have been increased with additional Wooden Planks, with the Galleon now holding 40 planks.
      • Ships will now find more plentiful food stocks, as all ships now hold 16 Coconuts in addition to their existing Banana supply.
  • 2.6.1 (September 1, 2022)
    • The Trinket spot on the wall of a Galleon’s lower deck no longer overlaps with a hull damage point.
  • 2.5.2 (May 12, 2022)
    • Captain's cabin door now matches equipped hull design.
  • 2.4.0 (December 2, 2021)
    • Added multiple new sleeping and sitting spots to the ship.
  • 2.2.1 (August 17, 2021)
    • Players swimming into the front of the Galleon’s hull while the ship is moving can no longer reappear inside the ship.
    • Players can no longer step off the side of the Galleon and become stuck in the hull.
    • The wooden textures on the handrail in front of the wheel now wrap correctly.
  • 1.4.5 (March 20, 2019)
    • Added divots in the front for harpoons.
  • 1.4.4 (March 6, 2019)
    • Galleon map deck player collision improved.
    • Players are no longer able to jump through the broadside of the galleon's hull and hide inside.
  • 1.4.3 (February 6, 2019)
    • Removed chest hiding spot on Galleon's outer left-hand side of the hull.
    • Players can now light the lantern in the Galleon's brig.
  • 1.4.2 (January 3, 2019)
    • The lowest LOD texture on the Galleon ladder has been updated.
  • 1.4.1 (December 12, 2018)
    • Treasure dropped on the headboard of the Galleon will no longer become stuck in the ship structure and become irretrievable.
  • 1.3.0 (September 27, 2018)
    • It is no longer possible to drop a chest between the deck and the side of the Galleon at the front, making it impossible to pick up.
  • 1.1.4 (June 28, 2018)
    • The turning speed on the Galleon has been corrected.
  • 1.0.7 (May 15, 2018)
    • Muting all other crews will no longer mute your own crew.
    • Resolved a shader issue that caused the balcony outside the Captain's Cabin on the galleon to appear incorrectly.
  • 1.0.4 (April 18, 2018)
    • Spring Cleaning - It is now easier to place chests and skulls on shelves in the Captain's Cabin, and to drop items overboard!