Reply To: Medieval Ships ‘Chain of Command’
I know the question was entered a while back. My main interest is the Mediterranean. If you have time to read https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Malta and the link 2. at the bottom of the article you might get some of your answers. Ramon Muntaner, the Catalan chronicler, reports that twenty-two galleys set sail for the western end of Sicily, without describing their specific make-up, construction or type.He speaks about the leaders and roles that might give other hints. I imagine the chain of command would have been similar to Northern Europe as the rulers were intermixed and followed similar processes i.e. Angevins and Aragonese followed the Hohenstaufen who followed the Normans.