Rigging of a First Rate Ship of War

Rigging of a First Rate Ship of War

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Caption: Plate from 18th century encyclopedia showing the rigging of a first rate ship of the line. A ship of the line was a type of naval warship constructed from the 17th through to the mid-19th century to take part in the naval tactic known as the line of battle, in which two columns of opposing warships would manoeuvre to bring the greatest weight of broadside guns to bear. Since these engagements were almost invariably won by the heaviest ships carrying the most powerful guns, the natural progression was to build sailing vessels that were the largest and most powerful of their time.

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Keywords: battle, battleship, bow, encyclopedia, flag, gun, line of battle, mast, naval, navy, ocean, ocean going, rigging, sailing, sailing ship, sea, sea going, ship, stern, union jack, vessel, war, warship

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