Event Summary

Mediterranean shipbuilders develop the carrack

Date

1450

Description

Mediterranean shipbuilders merge northern European and Mediterranean practices to develop the carrack (noa), the forerunner of the full-rigged ship; characterized by frame-first construction, high sides, center-line rudder, and mixed rigs of square and lateen sails

Timeline 1

Europe's Maritime Reconnaissance, 1350-1640

Record ID

145