Naval Warfare Under Oars, 4th to 16th Centuries: A Study of Strategy, Tactics and Ship Design
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Naval Warfare Under Oars, 4th to 16th Centuries: A Study of Strategy, Tactics and Ship Design

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Warfare from the oar-driven galleys of the Roman empire to the Spanish Armada.
Hardcover, 358 pages
Published December 1st 1967 by US Naval Institute Press (first published June 1967)
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Joe White
May 04, 2011 Joe White rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: hard core history students
Shelves: boats, on-shelf, history
Overly loaded with minute and often repetitious detail.The appendix chapter 9 adds an additional 100 pages of detail regarding the 1588 Spanish Armada buildup and details of skirmishes and ships lost in Ireland. This section had very little to do with rowing or rowed craft, but since the Spanish had a few galleasses, the author included it for completeness of the time period.
The primary focus was on Lepanto and the armada. Details regarding financing and provisioning were provided to the extent...more
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