Getting the Down with the Ship Commendation in Sea Thieves
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How to get the Down with the Ship Commendation in Sea of Thieves

Take a seat, accept your fate. It's time to go down with the ship!

The Down with the Ship Commendation in Sea of Thieves requires sitting in your Galleon’s Captain’s Chair as it sinks. Check your status in the Pirate Log menu under Reputation, Bilge Rats, Buried Treasure. This guide will help you complete it.

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Spawning and Sinking Your Galleon

As the description of Down with the Ship Commendation suggests, you must spawn in with a Galleon because both the Sloop and Brig lack the requisite Captain’s Chair. The easiest way to get this Commendation is to press Play from the main menu, then Adventure, select Galleon, select Closed Crew, Confirm and Assemble a Crew, then Set Sail. Once you load in, grab a stack of Firebombs from one of the Barrels on the Outpost and board your solo Galleon.

From here, you’ll want to sail your ship a short distance away from the Outpost you spawn at so that you’re floating in deep, open water. With that done, head to the lowest deck. Throw your Firebombs all over the floor and walls. When you run out, go to your Cannonball Barrels and refill. Repeat this process until you’re out of Firebombs. Your lowest deck should now be on fire. Eventually, the fire should cause your hull to breach.

Sit in the Captain’s Chair

Sitting in the Captain's Chair in Sea of Thieves
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It’s finally time to take a rest after going through the trouble of sabotaging your ship. Once water is flooding into the ship from the lowest deck, head to the Captain’s Quarters up top. Walk up to the Captain’s Chair at the back of the room. A prompt should appear to Sit in the Captain’s Chair. Simply hold X to sit down, and you’re good to go.

You’ll need to wait a few minutes for your ship to sink, which you can spend however you like. Eventually, once your ship begins the irreversible process of sinking, you’ll be kicked from the Captain’s Chair, and the Down with the Ship Commendation will unlock (you can’t actually stay seated in the chair as it sinks to the bottom of the ocean).

Down With the Ship Commendation Rewards

Completing the Down with the Ship Commendation in Sea of Thieves grants the following rewards:

  • Reputation Boost: Increases your reputation with the Bilge Rats faction, helping you unlock further commendations and rewards.
  • Cosmetic Items: Unique cosmetics, such as titles and clothing, that showcase your achievements and allow for customization of your pirate and ship​.

his is all you need to know about the Down with the Ship Commendation. If you need to obtain other commendations in the game, make sure to check our guides on how to get the Sleepover Commendation and the Faster Chef Commendation.


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