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Age of Sail Naval Warships

Authored By Staff Writer | Last Updated: 1/3/2016

Early naval warfare was typified by wooden, tall-masted, wind-powered vessels armed with cannon with crews made up of both sailors and soldiers.





There are a total of (21) Age of Sail Warships in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below by initial year of service. Flag images indicative of country of origin.




1400
Carrack
In the 15th Century, Western Europeans were consistently venturing further into Atlantic waters for ... [Read More]
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1855
FS Bretagne (1855)
The French Navy struggled to regain its former glory into the 1840s, particularly when pushed away f... [Read More]
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1514
Henry Grace a Dieu (1514)
In 1514, King Henry VIII of England built the "Henry Grace a Dieu" ("Henry, Grace of God") which was... [Read More]
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1768
HMB Endeavor (1768)
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1587
HMS Ark Royal (1587)
In 1586, an English galleon was ordered by Sir Walter Raleigh from the shipbuilder R. Chapman locate... [Read More]
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1785
HMS Audacious (1785)
HMS Audacious was a three-masted sailing warship serving the English crown during the latter half of... [Read More]
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1852
HMS Duke of Wellington
HMS Duke of Wellington was a hybrid ship of sorts, initially operating under sail power but eventual... [Read More]
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1786
HMS Royal Sovereign
HMS Royal Sovereign served the British Royal Navy during the latter portion of the 18th Century and ... [Read More]
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1765
HMS Victory (1765)
As fate would have it in 1758, the same year of Lord Nelson's birth the Board of Admiralty ordered t... [Read More]
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1791
Orient (Dauphin Royal / Sans-Culotte)
In 1780, the French Navy came to the decision, with advice from Jean-Charles de Borda, a knight, nav... [Read More]
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1774
USS Alfred (1774)
The Alfred became a 30 gun man-of-war (20 x 9-pounder cannons and 10 x 6-pounder cannons, both smoot... [Read More]
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1782
USS America (1782)
On November 9th, 1776, the Continental Congress authorized the construction and purchase of three 74... [Read More]
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1765
USS Bonhomme Richard
The Duc de Duras, a 900 ton merchant ship built in France for the French East India Company in 1765,... [Read More]
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1855
USS Constellation (1855)
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1797
USS Constitution
The USS Constitution was a product of changing times in America's policy. Fresh off of their indepen... [Read More]
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1776
USS Philadelphia
USS Philadelphia served the Continental Navy of America during the American Revolutionary War - the ... [Read More]
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1776
USS Raleigh
USS Raleigh was part of the Continental Congress' maneuvering to produce a viable American Navy to f... [Read More]
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1797
USS United States (1797)
The Congressional Act to Provide Naval Armament (known as the Naval Act of 1794) was passed by the U... [Read More]
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1862
USS Vermont (1848)
Following the close of the War of 1812 between the United States and Britain, the United States Navy... [Read More]
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1775
USS Wasp (1775)
The short-lived eight-gun schooner USS Wasp was born as a two-masted merchantman known as the "Scorp... [Read More]
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1840
USS Yorktown (1840)
In 1815, the entire United States naval force consisted of 18 warships - the USS Independence, a 90-... [Read More]
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