A 1634 Japanese Red seal ship, incorporating Western-style square and lateen sails, rudder and aft designs. RCA Red Seal Records is a prestigious classical music label and is now part of Sony BMG Masterworks. A lateen (from a la trina, meaning triangular or latin-rig is a triangular Sail set on a long yard mounted at an angle on the mast A rudder is a deviceused to steer a Ship, Boat, Submarine, Hovercraft, or other conveyance that move through a fluid (generally air or The ships were typically armed with 6 to 8 cannons. A ship /ʃɪp/ is a large vessel that floats on water Ships are generally distinguished from Boats based on size Tokyo Naval Science Museum.
Red seal ships (朱印船 Shuinsen) were Japanese armed merchant sailing ships bound for Southeast Asian ports with a red-sealed patent issued by the early Tokugawa shogunate in the first half of the 17th century. For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Japan topics. The Tokugawa shogunate, also known as the, and the, was a feudal regime of Japan established by Tokugawa Ieyasu and ruled by the Shoguns of Between 1600 and 1635, more than 350 Japanese ships went overseas under this permit system.