Document: Kite Balloon Ships

By courtesy of D. B. Smith, published May 1927


The two November 1803 letters from Rear-Admiral Sir Charles Henry Knowles to the Admiralty, written during Napoleon’s preparations on the opposite coast to invade England, entitle Knowles to some credit for being an original proposer of the idea of Kite Balloon ships, however amateurish his ideas.

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Filed under: Napoleonic War | Other (location)
Subjects include: Navies | Weapons

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