Reply To: Victorian Coastguard ‘Galleys’
March 28, 2012 at 12:00 am #2912
J. W. M
The wooden craft used by the Deal ‘hovellers’, propelled by oars and carrying a dipping lug, were referred to as ‘galley punts’. These craft were used to carry pilots, supplies and ground tackle to ships in The Downs anchorage.
James W Martin