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Radeau: A Radeau was a simply constructed vessel used for many purposes, most notably as a naval battle platform. The term 'Radeau' is derived from the French, meaning raft. Because of the versatility and wide variation of the craft, as well as the ambiguity of the term, there are many vessels that could fall under the category of radeau. However, of the ships that are 'known' radeaus, there are few survivors. It is believed that the only intact radeau rests at the bottom of Lake George, called the Land Tortoise. From this remaining ship, it is known that the vessel would have been about 50 feet in length, and was designed to be 7 sided to deflect enemy fire. Radeau type ships were known to be common in small provincial fleets, like that at Lake George because of their simple and improvisational structure. Their traditionally smaller cousin, the Bateau follows a very similar usage in American history, serving in the provincial fleets and fur trade.

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Google previewInternational Handbook of Underwater Archaeology (2013)

by Carol V. Ruppe, Jane F. Barstad

Radeau is a French word meaning “raft,” a type of floating gun battery or small floating fort. Historian Russell P. Bellico described a radeau as flat-bottomed with “the lower sides. . . inclined slightly outward while the upper sides or bulwarks ...

Google previewMilos Sobajïc (2012)

by Edward Lucie-Smith

Le Radeau is a product of the period that immediately followed the Napoleonic Wars that tore Europe apart, and created both a new map and a new kind of social order. It reflects Géricault's disillusionment with the corruption of the Bourbon ...

Google previewМорской техническій словарь ... Polyglot Naval Technical Dictionary ... Dictionnaire Technique Polyglotte des termes de la Marine, etc. Pt. 1., livr. 1-5. Eng., Fr. and Russ (1863)

by Andrei Mikhailovich ENGEL

flotte, radeau, drome, brclle, train de bois, étampe. palette, ...

Google previewThe Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Ships and Boats (2003)

by Graham Blackburn

RACING YACHT, see YACHT R A D E A U The Radeau was essentially a square -ended scow which could be rigged as a SCHOONER, BRIG, KETCH, or SHIP. Fitted with sweeps and guns, Radeaus were used during the American ...

Google previewPaasch's Illustrated Marine Dictionary (2014)

Originally Published as ÒFrom Keel to TruckÓ by Captain Heinrich Paasch

Racloir 93 Radeau 160 Radeau de ...

Google previewDarby's Edition of Brookes' Universal Gazetteer; or, a New geographical dictionary ... Illustrated by a ... map of the United States. The third American edition, with ample additions and improvements: by William Darby (1823)

by Richard BROOKES (M.D.), William DARBY (Surveyor.)

The forks ofthe Radeau, about which are the townships of Oxford, Marlborough, and Gotter, promise to be, at some future period, an emporium for interior commerce. The birch canoes, which go to the northwest country, pass up the Ottawa ...

Google previewNew Dictionary of Technical Terms (1842)

Containing: 1. Commercial Or Mercantile Terms ... 2. Judicial Terms ... 3. Nautical Terms ... 4. Denomination of Articles, in ... Different Languages ... by Karel Pieter ter Reehorst

radeau. pontone. Foretop gallant sail. voile de petit perroquet. vela di trinchette. Gear block. poulie de drisse. bozzcllo di drizza. Gripes. risses de chaloupe. barbette del lancio. Gaff. vergue a corne. pico. Ground. fer de la mer. fondo.

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Surrealism (2010)

by Keith Aspley

Le Radeau de la mémoire. Brussels: L' Édition de l'Auteur, 1988. Masson, André. Le Rebelle du surréalisme. Paris: Hermann ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Historical Archaeology (2002)

by Charles E. Orser Jnr

The vessels include merchantmen, sloops, doubleended bateaux, schooners, gunboats, row galleys and evena rare radeau.Before the1980s, many of theseboats were excavatedbut were notproperly conserved and eventually they ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Djibouti (2000)

by Daoud Aboubaker Alwan, Yohanis Mibrathu

Le Radeau de la Meduse,

Google previewDarby's Universal gazetteer, or, A new geographical dictionary (1827)

containing a description of the empires, kingdoms, states, provinces, cities, towns, forts, seas, harbours, rivers, lakes, mountains, capes, &c. in the known world : with the government, customs, and manners, of the inhabitants : the extent, boundaries, and natural productions of each country : and the trade, manufactures, and curiosities of the cities and towns : illustrated by a neat coloured map of the United States by Richard Brookes

They arc a little above the mouth of the river Radeau, ...

Google previewThe Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia: The Century dictionary ... prepared under the superintendence of William Dwight Whitney (1903)

radeau (ra-dó'), n.; pl . radeaux (-dóz'). [Q F. radeau = Pr. radelh, (ML. *ratellus (also, after OF., radellus, ...

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Scrabble value of R1A1D2E1A1U1

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