The steam navy and quarterdecks.

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The steam navy and quarterdecks.

Postby Josh&Historyland » 10 Jan 2018 14:24

Being somewhat ignorant of the progress of naval architecture after the Napoleonic Wars I found the piratically straight sweep of the screw frigate Euryalus' deck a little alien. http://collections.rmg.co.uk/collection ... 66061.html
Would anybody know why the quarterdeck was dispensed with, and wether the term was retained for the rear quarter of the deck where the captain usually took his post?

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Re: The steam navy and quarterdecks.

Postby Josh&Historyland » 11 Jan 2018 21:07

Perhaps my question can be refined to the particulars of this photograph. Pardon the lack of a link but the website doesn't have the image anymore, that I can find. But if I can persuade someone to Google 'image of japan shimonoseki 1864' look for the Granger watermark over a shot of a group of seamen and officers at the helm of a ship.
The officers seem to be standing on a narrow bridge raised over the helm. I'm not quite sure of the details about it, or whether all ships had them, the model, (see first link) doesn't include it.

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