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adze

Overview page. Subjects: Archaeology — Maritime History.

[Ar]

A woodworking tool which has its working edge perpendicular to the long axis of the haft. It therefore contrasts with an axe, the working edge of which is parallel with the...

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cabotage

Overview page. Subjects: Maritime History — Archaeology.

The French name for the coasting trade. Many people believe that it is derived from cabo, Spanish for cape, as coasting ships generally sailed from cape to cape, but a more likely...

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coracle

Overview page. Subjects: Archaeology — Maritime History.

[Ar]

Traditional, highly manoeuvrable, keel‐less bowl‐shaped light water craft used for fishing and transport on the rivers of western Britain and Ireland. Comprising a wickerwork...

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dugout

Overview page. Subjects: Maritime History — Archaeology.

The primitive form of a canoe consisting of a tree trunk hollowed out by burning or other means. The two ends were sometimes roughly pointed. They were propelled in the earliest days...

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Mary Rose

Overview page. Subjects: Maritime History — Archaeology.

[Si]

A Tudor warship, flagship of Henry VIII's fleet, which sank in the Solent off Portsmouth, Hampshire, on its maiden voyage on the warm sunny afternoon of Sunday, 19 July 1545....

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Vasa

Overview page. Subjects: Archaeology — Maritime History.

A 64-gun wooden warship, just over 45 metres (147 ft) in length, built at Stockholm to the order of the Swedish king Gustavus Adolphus, and the only surviving example of the complete hull...

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