Saturday, February 5, 2011

English Warship, 13th century

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Note in this draw in the following items:

--The hull is double ended;
--A single square sail on a single mast;
--Lateral Rudder on only one side of the ship;
--Both "Castles" were obviously simply built onto the ship and were not part of the ship's original design;
--The hull is short and wide, probably a ratio of length to width of 5 or 4 to 1. This is indicative that the same design of ships were used as both warships and commercial ships in this period.


H.B. Culver, "The Book of Old Ships," Dover Publications , New York,1992

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