The Development of the Capital Ship Part I

By Gregory Robinson, published January 1914


The progression of the capital ship is charted from the two castle platform on which soldiers fought at close quarters to the floating battery of the Nelson era. Particular attention is paid to development of internal structures and their names. The change in usage of the term ‘orlop’ is seen to be key in following this process.

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Filed under: High Middle Ages | Other (Early Modern) | Other (Eighteenth C) | Other (location)
Subjects include: Battles & Tactics | Shipbuilding & Design | Weapons

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