Author Results for J.E.G. Bennell

English Oared Vessels of the Sixteenth Century Part II

By J.E.G. Bennell

Ten types of smaller oared vessels are considered in detail, with descriptions of each type, with dimensions, complement and capability. The galleasse and rowbarge  are the subject of a greater discussion, as ships built for naval purposes. The other types are mercantile or fishing craft hired as required for naval purposes. Read More

Filed under: Tudors | The Armada | Other (location)
Subjects include: Historic Vessels, Museums & Restoration

English Oared Vessels of the Sixteenth Century Part I

By J.E.G. Bennell

Large fleets of fast manoeuvrable oar-powered naval galleys were maintained in the 16th century in the Mediterranean by the Turks, Venetians, French and Spanish. Being oar-powered they needed to be of light construction necessitating docking afloat. Despite being most unsuited to northern waters and no match for vessels with a broadside, there is record of […] Read More

Filed under: Tudors | The Armada | Other (location)
Subjects include: Shipbuilding & Design