Famous Sea Fights

Famous Sea Fights

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"[...]harbours that could give shelter to this multitude of ships were very few and far between, nor was it an easy matter to find that other refuge of the ancient navigator-a beach of easy slope and sufficiently wide extent to enable the ships to be dragged out of the water and placed high and dry beyond the reach of the angriest waves. The fact that ships were beached and hauled up the shore during bad weather, and in winter, limited their size, and in both the Persian and the Greek fleets there probably was not a ship much bigger than the barges we see on our canals, or as big as some of the largest sea-going barges. The typical warship of the period of the Persian War was probably not more than eighty or a hundred feet[...]."show more

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  • Paperback | 292 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 15mm | 395g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 150769587X
  • 9781507695876

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