Monday, June 14, 2010
The Christopher History of the battleship: battleships in ancient days Part 1
The Battleship. A powerful name which came to mean(for many people that is) any large ship with guns. But that, as you shall see, is not the true meaning of the word. For me, the word "battleship" is the main fighting ship in any given navy from the the Greeks to the 1960s.1: The Pre-Greek warship. In my intro, I could have said from the Egyptians onwards. Why the Egyptians I will explain in this chapter,and why onwards shall be dealt with in the last chapter. The Egyptians had a strong fleet, BUT theirs was not,I believe a system of ship ranks. This is what made the Greeks special. tune in next time for that, Christopher.