Terminology from the Age of Sail

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Galjoot: Also galiot, galioot or galyoot. A fast sailing shallow-draught Dutch vessel wich was often used as a coastal merchant vessel during the 17th and 18th century. She had a rounded stern and bow. Usually thought of as a one and a half masted small vessel, some were as large as 700 tons and had a full three masted rig. They were also used on occasion as bomb vessels because of their stability and durability. See also hoy.

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A typical small galjoot.

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A three-masted galjoot of 700 tons, circa 1800.


Examples of a galjoot
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