The most important warship of the Byzantine navy from the 5th to 12th centuries AD, dromon was highly agile and maneuverable but also dangerously equipped for battle. It had two banks of oars employing 200 rowers, in addition to a battering ram on the prow, and enough … Continue reading
Carroll A. Deering was launched On April 4, 1919 in Bath, Maine. Designed for cargo service, this five-mast schooner, the last of nearly 100, was built by the G.G. Deering Co. and named for the owner’s son. She was described as … Continue reading
The caravel of the 15th and 16th centuries was a ship with a distinctive shape and admirable qualities. A gently sloping bow and single stern castle were prominent features of this vessel, and it carried a mainmast and a mizzen … Continue reading
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The Ship La Amistad was a 19th-century two masted schooner of about 120 feet (37 m). Built in the United States, La Amistad was originally named Friendship but she was renamed after being purchased by a Spaniard. Strictly speaking, La Amistad was not a slave ship; she was not designed to … Continue reading