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Frank Scott

Commander W.E. May, The Boats of
(2nd edition, National Maritime Museum 1999) pages 77-77, covers the galley as a type of boat carried in Royal Navy warships of that period. Effectively it seems to have been a light alternative to the barge that was well suited to pulling (rowing to non-naval folk).
Frank Scott

Editor’s note:
Commander May’s interesting and useful book is currently in print in a revised and expanded 3rd edition (2003)