:::: Renaissance Warships
Spanish Galley (2) – Heavy Galley with 5 guns in the bow.
Code - 3MR4
Description - 3MR4 SPANISH GALLEY (x2)
The basic unit of the Spanish Galley fleet, their vessels were usually better armed and manned than those of other nations, although somewhat slower. 24 Banks of oars, meant a total of 144 oarsmen in addition to the sailors and officers. On average each carried 145 soldiers, well armed with the arquebuse or half-pike. The standard armament was one 36pdr, two 12 pdr and two 4 ½ pdrs. Many carried three 4 ½ pdrs on the side in addition to smaller swivel guns. Neapolitan and most Genoese galleys were similar.