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    Posted: 10 Feb 2014 at 12:57
Anyone know any good references relating to ship design, construction, tactics and crew training methods for warships ideally just prior to the use of gunpowder?
I'm trying to discover the ultimate pre-gunpowder/cannon war ship design.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dvelef Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 Feb 2014 at 21:04
Well this was the byzantine Dromon using the Greek fire links you may find here:

http://periklisdeligiannis.wordpress.com/2013/02/19/greek-fire-the-secret-weapon-of-the-byzantine-empire/

http://www.neobyzantine.org/byzantium/army/navy4.php

http://www.strategypage.com/bookreviews/781.asp

http://www.emmaf.org/kris_lorenz/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/12-03-2012-RomanPres-16-LateRomanandByzantineNavies.pdf

https://scholarworks.iu.edu/dspace/bitstream/handle/2022/6241/07.03.14.html?sequence=1

http://books.google.gr/books?id=gVLMWnDjgIoC&pg=PA62&lpg=PA62&dq=byzantine+dromon+warship+with+greek+fire&source=bl&ots=w_dM9frtwl&sig=97nEn476dnqxRm8lVH7tmto8oJE&hl=el&sa=X&ei=EncCU-_iAqPT7AbkzoHgAQ&ved=0CJUBEOgBMA0#v=onepage&q=byzantine%20dromon%20warship%20with%20greek%20fire&f=false


Edited by Dvelef - 17 Feb 2014 at 21:06
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Ah, fantastic, thanks for this, will give me some ideas to work with.
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No problem Sir, good luck for your work Academic Dissertation I suppose. All the best
"If you empty the glass many times at the end the water shall become pure. If you never empty it, the water shall be swarmed with worms" my father Nikolaos Eleftheriou
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