Paddle Wheels for Sailing Men-of-War

@article{Eliav2016PaddleWF,
  title={Paddle Wheels for Sailing Men-of-War},
  author={Joseph Eliav},
  journal={The Mariner's Mirror},
  year={2016},
  volume={102},
  pages={275 - 289}
}
In 1720 Monsieur du Quest, a French engineer, presented to the Royal Society a paper titled ‘A Method for Rowing Men of War in a Calm’ in which he proposed to install man-operated paddle wheels on British sailing ships. The paper documented sea trials he had performed in 1693 with his invention installed on a French galley in Marseilles. A senior officer of the French galley squadron, Jean Antoine de Barras de la Penne, witnessed those tests and documented them in his notes. Based on these… Expand
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