Talk:Naval warfare

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This redirection makes a hash of two distinct concepts; naval warfare in the general sense, which as a concept should be "timeless" and draw upon multiple periods to mention ramming, guns, boarding, etc, while naval history is more of the narrative. Another way to put it is that one is a "how to do it", and the other is a "how was it done". Stan 19:30, 6 Sep 2004 (UTC)

I would think it is comparable to siege warfare, nuclear warfare, chemical warfare, biological warfare, and guerrilla warfare all of which have the history and modern elements handled in the same article. - SimonP 19:44, Sep 6, 2004 (UTC)
Good point, although those are rather smaller in scope. There's plenty of "how to" material for a non-history naval warfare article, it's just scattered all over the place right now, very disorganized (too bad I have a day job :-) ). Stan 21:02, 6 Sep 2004 (UTC)


Since when was she 72000 tons? Is this full load, maximum overload, or what? Her standard displacement was 64000. --K D Faber


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Weird Timeline[edit]

Doesn't anyone find it odd that the same trireme ships were being used in 800 BC by the Phoenicians, as well as the 16th century Venetians at the battle of Lepanto? There is a famous painting of that battle and the ships being used can be seen clearly.

I can see two solutions to this problem, first that there virtually no progress for 2300 years, or second, that during the dark ages people forgot all the old technology, and went back to dugout canoes, only to be rediscovered much later during the renaissance when for some unknown reason they decided to copy 2300 year old ships.

So which is it?

This is, by a long shot, not the only example of this kind in history. (talk) 04:13, 16 January 2015 (UTC)

Galley has more thorough info on development of ship design. Classical three-banked galleys disappeared from use some time during late Antiquity. Which painting are you refering to here exactly?
Peter Isotalo 11:58, 16 January 2015 (UTC)