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Wednesday, August 4, 2010
The Cutlass, a short thick sabre or sword used by sailors and privateers in the 1500's. Utilizing many purposes the Cutlass was good for cutting through thick ropes and wood. The portability if this weapon took little training and was optimal during boarding actions. The tools people use have changed drastically over the centuries. We at The Galley use the crossed swords in our logo to remind us of times when men stood proud with their Cutlasses and took no quarter in the journey to achieve their goals.
Monday, July 19, 2010
The Spanish Galleon was an advanced vessel for the Spanish Armada, with uses in peacetime while also being effective in times of war. Drawing upon different ship models of its time, the Galleon had influences from the Caravel and the Carrack. Drake's Revenge was one such Galleon, built in 1575, she participated in that battle against the spanish invasion fleet. This warship later engaged a fleet of fifty-three Spanish warships near the Azores in 1591. She sank two ships outright and only struck her colors fifteen hours after the battle began because the majority of the crew, including the captain, was killed or wounded and she had exhausted her supply of gunpowder. The victory for Spain, however, was bittersweet for The Revenge was so damaged that she sank.