The Building of the Holy Ghost of the Tower, 1414-1416, and her Subsequent History

By Mrs W.J. Carpenter Turner, published November 1954


This article explains the rise of Southampton as a shipbuilding centre under Henry V for whom it was conveneient as a launching point for his attacks on France. William Soper supervised the building of the Holy Ghost and his accounts provide the detailed information available. Her equipment is listed, togther with her decorations and colour scheme. The accounts list the repairs and maintenance carried out over the years until her inevitable destruction.

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Filed under: English Channel | Other (Early Modern)
Subjects include: Administration | Navies | Shipbuilding & Design

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