The Naval Architecture of Crusader Transport Ships and Horse Transports Revisited

By John H. Pryor, published August 1990


Following his MM articles in 1982 and 1984, Pryor has revised some findings in light of new data from fellow scholars. He now believes the sills of the ports in horse transport hulls were just above the waterline at the stern, with either one or two ports requiring different sternpost arrangements. Much of the remainder of the article seeks to clarify the interpretation of words or phrases used to describe different elements of the vessels in the original articles. He concludes with a critique of Professor Van Doorninck’s challenge as to the number of decks carried.

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Filed under: Late Middle Ages | Mediterranean
Subjects include: Logistics | Merchant Marines | Shipbuilding & Design

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