Author Results for Tom Glasgow Jr

List of Ships in the Royal Navy from 1539 to 1588—the Navy from its Infancy to the Defeat of the Spanish Armada

By Tom Glasgow Jr

Prior to c.1535 British naval power was largely an ad hoc affair, with fleets being raised according to prevailing need and then discarded. Henry VIII”s confrontation with the Papacy gave rise to the need for a permanent Royal Navy, and in this article Glasgow details the vessels which made up this force, split out by […] Read More

Filed under: Atlantic | Tudors | English Channel | The Armada | Irish Sea
Subjects include: Navies

Oared Vessels in the Elizabethan Navy

By Tom Glasgow Jr

While few in number, this article explores the roles and details of both the larger galleys and smaller brigantines (also called brigandines). It then examines rowbarges, which, given a tonnage rather than just a crew size, were used up to 1563. It studies pinnaces and while small ones were certainly oared whether those listed around […] Read More

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