Note: for the sake of simplicity, I’ll be using these terms in a very general manner. Different sailors from different eras, experiences, or backgrounds can
Sailing Vessels as Warships The development of sailing vessels from merchant ships into actual warships was a very slow and gradual process. By the 1400s,
Originally published as The Conquest of the Ocean in 2013 with the American edition titled as A Short History of Seafaring and published in 2019.
Note: Joshua Slocum’s circumnavigation aboard the Spray definitely deserves an entire post of its own, so this post will be focused on the memoir itself.