October 28th, 2017


Age of Sail terminology

In a flush-decked un-rated warship of the mid-18th century, what are the names of the areas that in larger ships would be occupied by the quarterdeck and foredeck?


National Maritime Museum
Royal Naval Museum


Conway's History of the Ship – The Line of Battle
Harland: Seamanship in the Age of Sail
McLaughlan:The Sloop of War 1650-1763
Willis: Fighting at Sea in the 18th Century

Edit with further information: I've narrowed it down to British single-masted cutters as used in the Seven Years' War; 1756-1753.  Location: the Breton coast.