:::: Renaissance Warships
Nef (2) – Armed sailing ship
Code - 3MR9
Description - 3MR9 NEF (x2)
Although essentially a merchant ship, the Nef could also be used, when armed, as a man-of-war. During the campaign or Lepanto their role in providing supplies for the Galley fleets was essential. Providing there was sufficient wind, a Nef would be almost invulnerable to a Galley squadron.
With a displacement of 450 tons, and approximate dimensions of 96’ by 30’ x 10 ½’, a nef could carry a total of 12 guns on the broadside, usually demi-culverins or long 9 pdrs. Small swivel guns could also be carried.