Author Results for Dr Kelly de Vries

The Effectiveness of Fifteenth-century Shipboard Artillery

By Dr Kelly de Vries

Land-based gunpowder weapons were mounted in ships from the 1330s and thereafter were modified specifically for maritime use. Shipboard guns were primarily defensive weapons in the 14th and 15th Centuries. While highly unlikely to sink an enemy‚Äôs vessel, their anti-personnel and morale effects were significant. By the end of the period, however, heavier cannon were […] Read More

Filed under: High Middle Ages | Other (location)
Subjects include: Weapons