:::: Renaissance Warships
Fusta (3) – fast dispatch vessel.
Code - 3MR8
Description - 3MR8 FUSTA (x3)
One of the smallest Galley types, the Fusta carried between 10 and 15 oars each side, with two oarsmen to each oar. The largest would have 60 oarsmen, in addition to a small number of sailors and officers, and could carry up to 60 soldiers. The armament would consist of one 12 to 18 lb gun forward, and a small number of swivel guns on the side. As well as being used for dispatches and raiding, the fusta was used to support the larger galleys in battle, by ferrying fresh troops to the battle line and transferring them onto the larger vessels. At least 64 were present at Lepanto.