Note: Gangways

By Geoffrey Callendar, published July 1911

Abstract

Callender refers to a Dutch publication which depicts a ship being careened and from the painting he was able to identify the layout of the decks, which included gangways and a spar deck. Royal Navy vessels of the time (1719) did not feature the same layout, although gangways and spar decks did appear later when they were considered an innovation.

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Filed under: North Sea | Other (Eighteenth C)
Subjects include: Navies | Shipbuilding & Design

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