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Title: 'Gente di Capo' on the galleys of the order in the first half of the seventeenth century
Authors: Grima, Joseph F.
Keywords: Galleys -- Malta -- History
Maltese sailors -- History -- 17th century
Maltese sailors -- History -- 18th century
Sailors -- Malta -- History
Knights of Malta -- History -- 17th century
Knights of Malta -- History -- 16th century
Order of St John -- History -- 17th century
Order of St John -- History -- 16th century
Malta -- History -- Knights of Malta, 1530-1798
Malta -- History, Naval -- Knights of Malta, 1530-1798
Issue Date: 1979
Publisher: Upper Secondary School Valletta
Citation: Grima, J.F. (1979). "Gente di Capo" on the galleys of the order in the first half of the seventeenth century. Hyphen, 2(2), 51-70
Abstract: The galleys were ships of war and, as such, had to carry a contingent of soldiers and a crew of sailors on board to fulfil the dual work of fighting and sailing. These freemen are usually referred to as Gente di Capo and, in general, they comprised the soldiers and sailors on board the galleys. Naturally, one finds subdivisions and what are termed in modern times non-commissioned officers among them because different expertises were needed.
Appears in Collections:Hyphen, Volume 2, No. 2 (1979)
Hyphen, Volume 2, No. 2 (1979)

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