Author Results for J.W. Sherborne

English Barges and Balingers of the Late Fourteenth Century

By J.W. Sherborne

Barges and balingers were sea-going oared vessels with masts, with barges generally being of greater tonnage although balingers often had more oars.  Together they sometimes comprised over a quarter of English naval fleets, with crews sufficient to pull (on average) 44 oars, which were often out-numbered by the complement of soldiers and archers.  Barges and […] Read More

Filed under: English Channel | High Middle Ages | North Sea
Subjects include: Shipbuilding & Design