Campbell of Breadalbane and Campbell of Argyll Boatbuilding Accounts 1600 to 1700

By Donald C. McWhannell, published November 2003

Abstract

In early days galleys were used to transport warriors across to fight in Ireland.  Between the 15th and 18th centuries inter clan warfare and civil war caused much disruption locally. The galleys used in such foreign and domestic campaigns were expensive relative to the income of their owners. Owing to both the relative poverty of Scotland, and the fact that her ports were shallow, most individual such vessels were below 60 tons burthen.

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Filed under: North Sea | Irish Sea | Other (Early Modern)
Subjects include: Shipbuilding & Design

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