The Xebec

By B. Glanville Corney, published July 1911


The article discusses the hull shape of the Xebec, the various sizes of the design, the rigs used at different times, the armament and the additional variations due to where built and purpose. It discusses the names given to different sizes and rigs of this type of craft in different languages and gives examples of the use of Xebecs at different times. It quotes French and Spanish sources and refers to illustrations in the Naval Chronicle and to a painting by Pocock.

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Filed under: Other (Eighteenth C) | Other (Nineteenth C) | Mediterranean
Subjects include: Navies | Shipbuilding & Design

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