January 11, 2015

Naval Designs Highly Successful in Fending off Small Boat Attacks

Henry Grace à Dieu. 1574. .
Note the many manned light guns in the forecastle, stern, and the armed crows nests, not to mention the ease of boarding using running rigging lines and defense with anti-boarding nets, as well as the ability to throw heavy or pointy things down at belligerents. Effective against inflatable boats. Add a ship-to-ship missile system and a 100hp outboard and you're ready for the latest in asymmetrical naval warfare.

San Diego is already arming itself thusly. Let us not fall behind.


Blogger Laird of Madrona said...

By the bye, did you do any more research into the decline of decoration of warships?

January 11, 2015 at 12:52 PM  
Blogger JAB said...

I haven't - the subject, why centuries of rich decoration of warships, many ships heavily gilded, painted and sculptured, including work by many of the great masters, turned into preference for a lack of decoration -almost irrationally anti-aesthetic, considering that decoration can have both a camouflage and decorative purpose - might be worth a post.

January 12, 2015 at 12:08 PM  

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