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By David S. T. Blackmore

among the final conflict fought totally below oars in 1571 and the 1st fought totally less than steam in 1866, naval war within the center Seas and adjoining Atlantic waters was once ruled by way of the crusing warship. This exploration of that precise interval in army heritage starts with an outline of the galley war that ruled the Mediterranean for millennia and a dialogue of the technological advancements, together with the sail and the cannon, which ended in the galley’s dying. next chapters speak about the function of cruising ships in each significant clash at the Mediterranean from the sixteenth century 80 Years warfare to the overdue nineteenth century Austro-Prussian-Italian conflict. as well as the most important battles, the e-book additionally highlights smaller encounters among unmarried ships or gentle squadrons, vital conflicts frequently ignored in naval histories.

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By David S. T. Blackmore

among the final conflict fought totally below oars in 1571 and the 1st fought totally less than steam in 1866, naval war within the center Seas and adjoining Atlantic waters was once ruled by way of the crusing warship. This exploration of that precise interval in army heritage starts with an outline of the galley war that ruled the Mediterranean for millennia and a dialogue of the technological advancements, together with the sail and the cannon, which ended in the galley’s dying. next chapters speak about the function of cruising ships in each significant clash at the Mediterranean from the sixteenth century 80 Years warfare to the overdue nineteenth century Austro-Prussian-Italian conflict. as well as the most important battles, the e-book additionally highlights smaller encounters among unmarried ships or gentle squadrons, vital conflicts frequently ignored in naval histories.

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