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The Chatham "Horse Boat" 1690
« Reply #1 on: February 29, 2012, 21:42:22 »
"The Chatham "horse boat" arrived from Chatham with the new jeer capstan and spare mizzen topmast. The horse boat was powered by horses driving paddle wheels and was often referred to by Gregory."
From 'The Restoration Warship' by Richard Endsor, page 184. See book reviews http://www.kenthistoryforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=9812.0 If you want to understand ship building during the Restoration era, you need this book!
The date is April 1690, the capstan and the spare mizzen topmast were for the Lennox, and Gregory was Sir Edward Gregory, Commissioner at Chatham.
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