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.

2 Comments:

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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