Note: Boat Davits

By Geoffrey Callender , published March 1912

Abstract

Callender challenges Sir R Massie Blomfield’s assertion in his article in MM Volume 2, Issue 1 that a pinnace could have been hoisted outside the ship pre-1634. In his experience there had been no mention of davits used in this manner prior to 1790.

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Filed under: Other (Early Modern) | Other (Nineteenth C) | Other (location)
Subjects include: Ship Handling & Seamanship

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