Lyon's Whelp

Lyon's Whelp

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Ten (10) Lion's Whelps built by the 1st Duke of Buckingham in 1628 are good examples of the the 'war' pinnace, a war ship that was built for several European Navies for more than two centuries (c.1550- c.1750). England, the Netherlands, Sweden and Poland deployed the war pinnace on a regular basis. The largest war pinnaces, also known as Frigates, approximated England's Fifth-rate and Sixth-rate small battleships. A few war pinnaces were built to Fourth-rate hull dimensions. However, these war pinnaces carried less Cannon and had smaller crews than English 4th, 5th, and 6th rates. Fast and maneuverable when compared to a typical Ship of the line, when they were under the command of an experienced captain with a crew that retained discipline during battle, many war pinnaces compiled impressive fighting and espionage records.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 232 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 13mm | 345g
  • Fidel
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135798421
  • 9786135798425