Lead Moderator European Armoury
Join Date: Dec 2004
Originally Posted by Rick
Nelson's HMS Victory 104 guns, launched 1765, carried a lateen rig on her mizzen mast in the early years of her career .
It was also one of the easiest of 'jury' rigs available to mariners of those days .
... Up to today, when the most varied multiple sail rigs, cutters, schooners, barques, barquentines, brigs, etc. do not reject the presence of lateen sails in their rig and... just in case, an auxiliary motor