Ship Called PequodThe Pequod ship
The Pequod is a fictitious whaler from the nineteenth centuary that appeared in the 1851 novel Moby-Dick by the US writer Herman Melville. After the first few episodes, the history of Pequod and her captain Ahab's team is centered almost exclusively on board the ship during a three-year long Atlantic, Indian Ocean and South Pacific exploration.
The novel's figures are mostly Pequod's crews, among them Ishmael. After arriving in Nantucket, Ishmael meets the ship and hears about three vessels that will depart on three-year cruise sail. Commissioned by his new boyfriend, Queequeg the Polish harpoonist (or more specifically, Queequeg's hero-Gott, Yojo) to make the choice for both, Ishmael, a self-described "green whale-catching hand", goes to Straight Wharf and selects the pequod.
Pequod is disclosed to be the name of the Algonque-speaking Pequot strain of the Native Americans, which in the early 1600s was depleted and dispersed by the Pequot War and the previous outbreak. Mashantucket ( "Western Pequot" tribe) and Eastern Pequot still live in their reserve in Connecticut. In this regard, Pequod is no different from Ahab, as many of these lacking items have been substituted by the bone of the whale it is hunting.
It is not a new ship, and with time Ishmael usually expresses a certain reverence and esteem for it with several historic allusions. In Pequod's case, however, this was denied by the thick barbarian plywood superimposed on the ship in the shape of a stunning scratch shaw pattern.
As a finger chain on a Kannibalen these ornaments are a clear proof of Pequods succes as hunters and murderers of cetaceans. It was an old-school ship, rather small, if at all, with an old-fashioned claw-foot view. Two wealthy, pensioned Quaker whalers are the main owner of the ship, so "the other, insignificant and dispersed shipowners entrusted almost all ship business to them.
" Capt. Bildad, who together with Captain Peleg was one of the biggest owner of the ship; the other stocks, as is sometimes the case in these harbours, are owned by a lot of old pensioners, wives, childrens without a father and law firms; each has the value of a lunkhead or a board or a pin or two in the ship.
The Nantucket population invests their funds in whalers, just as you put your funds in licensed state assets that earn good interest..... Ahab on Pequod before receiving his own commando, Peleg was the first officer under Ahab and is in charge of all her fishbone adornments. Melville's own experience in whale watching on board the ship (especially on board the Acushnet in the 1840s) can be considered in many ways to be a representation of nantucket whale watching in the mid-19th centenary.