Tactics of Sixteenth-century Galley Artillery

@article{Eliav2013TacticsOS,
  title={Tactics of Sixteenth-century Galley Artillery},
  author={Joseph Eliav},
  journal={The Mariner's Mirror},
  year={2013},
  volume={99},
  pages={398 - 409}
}
The use of artillery in Mediterranean galley warfare was often perceived as being restricted to the firing of single salvos at very short range before ramming and boarding the enemy ship enabled the main fight in close combat. The article contests the reasons contemporary literature gives for this tactic and argues that it was both feasible and beneficial to fire multiple times, starting at a relatively long range. It shows that galley captains at Lepanto had orders to fire multiple times and… Expand

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