Ship of the Dead
Similar to the idea of the death-coach is the belief that at
times a phantom ship carries away the souls of men. In the form
of a cloud-ship, or wrapped in a driving mist, it sails over
mountains and moors, and at sea it sails without hindrance.
A story is told of a certain pirate, at whose death a spectral
ship approached in a cloud. As it sailed over the roof, the house
was filled with a sound as of a stormy sea, and when the ship
had passed by, the soul of the pirate accompanied it. (See also
Flying Dutchman)