Roman Shipyard Dry-Dock

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Roman Shipyard Dry-Dock

Postby Marcus Minucius Audens » Mon Apr 11, 2016 11:26 pm

Valete All;

Recently archaeologists have uncovered and restored what they identify as a Shipyard and Dry-Dock for the repair of shipping, both warsgips and the smaller merchant vessels. I have uploaded my drawing of the reconstruction in the Roman Republic Album. The reconstruction drawing shows some ships in the dry dock building undergoing repairs. Normal repairs would consist of replacing broken or rotted boards in the hull, replacing the mast, sil, and ships 'running rigging." War ships might be in dry dock for similar repairs or for the repair or installation of weapons such as a scorpion, catapult, or a 'corvus' (bridge between two ships). The corvus proved to be very useful when it was first introduced, allowing the Roman marines to cross the bridge to an enemy ship and ake the ship and crew prisoner.

Respectfully Submitted;
Marcus Audens
Marcus Minucius Audens

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