The HMHV Athena, formerly a sloop-of-war in the Corlander Navy,
captured from Oleon in the last war, is now a privately owned vessel hired into service for the exploration of the new world.
She is armed with eight 18lb carronades on her broadside and four long nines for chasers.
The long range chasers enable her to harass an enemy from afar with very accurate fire while in pursuit or flight, often allowing her to take weaker enemies, or escape from stronger, without significant damage. And while the carronades are ineffective in long range engagements, they give the HMHV Athena the punch of a much larger vessel, if she manages to close with the enemy.