The Seventeenth-Century Frigate

By Gregory Robinson, published August 1929


He begins with the misunderstanding of the word frigate by L.G. Carr Laughton. Then he explains a seventeenth century frigate and her distribution of guns, alluding to the named Constant Warwick whose characteristics are explained. The differences in the distribution of guns aboard seventeenth and eighteenth century frigates are explained. The question is clarified by details received from R.C. Anderson, concerning the tiers and type of cannons on every deck of each rank of ship of the line, and distinguishing the changes in the meaning of the deck names with time.

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

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