Hull Protection

By L. G. Carr Laughton, published February 1940

Abstract

Laughton argues that the fact that so few wooden warships sank as a result of gunfire in the age of sail was the result of a conscious decision to improve hull resistance to shot, starting with ‘blistering’ in the early sixteenth century.

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Filed under: Other (Early Modern) | Other (location)
Subjects include: Navies | Shipbuilding & Design | Weapons

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