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The Ottoman navy of the 16th century was experimenting with square rigging creating a hybrid galley and sailing ship. Then naval innovation suddenly stopped in the 17th century. The galley illustrated at the top is Venetian from the same period, not too different from the ones used at Lepanto. Source: Topkapi Palace Museum

hms-surprise:

The Ottoman navy of the 16th century was experimenting with square rigging creating a hybrid galley and sailing ship. Then naval innovation suddenly stopped in the 17th century. The galley illustrated at the top is Venetian from the same period, not too different from the ones used at Lepanto. Source: Topkapi Palace Museum