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Historic and glossy Ships totally Illustrated wood Sailing-Ships via Sir George C. V. Holmes An endeavour has been made during this instruction manual, so far as area and scantiness of fabric may enable, to track the heritage of the improvement of wood ships from the earliest instances right down to our personal. regrettably, the duty has been exceptionally tricky; for the annals of shipbuilding were very badly saved right down to a really fresh interval, and the statements made via previous writers pertaining to ships should not basically meagre yet usually super erroneous. additionally, the drawings and work of vessels that have survived from the classical interval are few and much among, and have been made through artists who idea extra of pictorial impression than of accuracy of aspect. thankfully the carvings of the traditional Egyptians have been an exception to the above rule. because of their perform of recording and illustrating their historical past in a single of the main imperishable of fabrics we all know extra in their ships and maritime expeditions than we do of these of the other humans of antiquity. If their draughtsmen have been as conscientious in delineating their boats as they have been of their drawings of animals and constructions, we may well settle for the illustrations of Egyptian vessels that have survived into our epoch as being right of their major beneficial properties. The researches now being systematically performed within the Valley of the Nile upload, 12 months through 12 months, to our wisdom, andviii already we all know adequate to allow us to claim that send construction is without doubt one of the oldest of human industries, and that there most likely existed a sea borne trade within the Mediterranean lengthy earlier than the construction of the Pyramids.

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The united Greek fleet at the ever-famous battle of Salamis. C. is forthcoming. This State equipped consisting of 3,000 ships, against colonies in Sicily ; Greek the of these 2,000 were fighting galleys, and the remainder transports on which no less than 300,000 men were embarked. This mighty armada was partly destroyed in a All the transports were wrecked, and the galleys were attacked and totally destroyed by the fleets of the Greek great storm. FIG. 8. Greek unireme. C. under Gelon on the very day, according on which the Persians were defeated at Salamis.

Breadth, nearly 50 FIG. to bottom incredible. 13. Roman ft. ; depth from deck merchant-ship. The latter figure appears to be ft. The other dimensions are approximately those of of hold, 43 J the Royal George, described on p. 126. DETAILS OF THE CONSTRUCTION OF GREEK AND ROMAN GALLEYS. only during the present century that we have learned, with any certainty, what the ancient Greek galleys were like. In the year 1834 A D it was discovered that a drain at the It is - - had been constructed with a number of slabs bearing on turned out to be the which, examination, inscriptions, Piraeus MEDITERRANEAN AND RED SEAS.

Came to signify a warship, without reference to the le number of banks of After the oars. Romans had completed the conquest of the ANCIENT AND MODERN SHIPS. 38 nations bordering on the Mediterranean, naval war ceased for a time, and the fighting navy of Rome declined in importance. It was not till the establishment of the Vandal kingdom in Africa under Genseric that a revival in naval warfare on a No large scale took place. changes in ths system of marine architecture are recorded during all these ages.

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