Author Results for R. C. Anderson.

Auxiliary Oars

By R. C. Anderson.

Auxiliary propulsion for sailing vessels is a logical development. One hybrid between a ship and a galley was the Mediterranean galleass. Another was Henry VIII’s Great Galley.   A Greenwich two-decker model, puzzlingly marked Bristol 1666, may be the earliest showing oar-ports, as do later trading gallies. A 60 gun two-decker, probably Spanish, dated early 18c, […] Read More

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