By R. G. Grant
A visible trip via 3,000 years of naval warfare-now in paperback! From the conflict of galleys in historic Greece to lethal encounters among nuclear-powered submarines within the twentieth century, discover each point of the tale of naval war on, lower than, and above the ocean.
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Extra info for Battle at Sea: 3,000 Years of Naval Warfare
The two ﬂeets Rhodes moored opposite one another at the mouth of the gulf. Faster and more skillful at maneuver, the Athenians wanted to ﬁght in open waters; Brasidas was determined to force them to ﬁght in a conﬁned space, where maneuver would be impossible. The Peloponnesians headed into the gulf, moving in column toward Naupactus. Obliged to defend his base, Phormio shadowed them on a parallel course close to the land. Choosing their moment, the Peloponnesians turned and bore down on the Athenian line.
Following a similar conﬂict two years earlier the Corcyraeans had agreed a treaty with Pericles, the Athenian leader, and now appealed to Athens for help. At ﬁrst the Athenians sent only 10 triremes to give moral support. 70 ships; Corinthians c. 30 ships Thebes Corinth Argos Zakynthos 406 BCE 411 BCE f Cor inth PERSIAN EMPIRE Arginusae Mitylene Dod SYBOTA Eretria Delphi 429 BCE KEY and Corcyraeans fought “in the oldfashioned way,” using their ships for boarding with soldiers rather than for a ramming contest.
Maneuvering trireme did not provide a stable platform for its ﬁghting men—marine hoplites had to learn to throw their spears while sitting down. Even when its hull was smashed by an enemy ram, a trireme would not actually sink, as its wreckage would ﬂoat. Mainmast Small foresail Square mainsail Sternpost Ram Position of upper (thranite) oars Thalamian oar ports Outrigger Trireme under sail and oar power In this artist’s impression of a trireme, the arrangement of the three banks of oars is more or less accurate, but other details, such as the lateen sails, are incorrect.