Note: Galleywats

By C Cunninghame Graham , published July 1912


With galleys having been discussed in recent issues Graham brings to members attention a further rowed vessel, the galleywat. These large Eighteenth Century vessels were armed with light guns and used to transport troops from ships to shore. The largest could carry up to one hundred men, twenty to thirty of whom would man the oars.

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Subjects include: Navies | Shipbuilding & Design

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