Thursday, January 20, 2011

Hull Construction of Carthaginian Warships

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1. Part of the hull of the first of two Carthaginian warships discovered near Lilybaeum in Sicily;

2. Part of the ram of the second ship;

A. Method of joining planks together with tenons and dowels;

B. Method of nailing planks to ribs;

C. and D. Sections of keel;

E. Section of rearmost rib;

F. Section of fifth rib showing planking nailed to both rib and keel;

G. and H. Sections of the ram.


Peter Connolly, "Greece and Rome At War," Prentice-Hall Inc., Englewood Cliffs, NJ , 1981

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