Naval Warfare Under Oars, 4th to 16th Centuries

Naval Warfare Under Oars, 4th to 16th Centuries

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First published in 1940, this classic study of naval strategy and fleet tactics in the days of rowing ships continues to be acknowledged as the best book ever written on the subject. Years of rigorous research enabled Admiral William Rodgers to present here a sweeping historical account of naval warfare reaching from the navies of the early Roman Empire through the Anglo-Spanish War of 1585-1604, a campaign in which rowing craft were still used, although sailing ships determined the final outcome.We may compare this with the best 45 Spanish sailing ships of 35, 508 tons, 15, 235 men, and about 1, 350 guns with a broadside of ... Another approximation may be made from a letter of Drake, dated April 9, in which he says that the Revenge, anbsp;...

Title:Naval Warfare Under Oars, 4th to 16th Centuries
Author:William Ledyard Rodgers
Publisher:Naval Institute Press - 1939


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