Galleass Galeazza Veneta

Author: Flavio Cocco
Class: C3 – B
Type: Galleass
Name: Galeazza Veneta
Category: Senior
Scale: 1:50,5
Width: 210 mm
Height: 930 mm

Venetian Galleasses (Galeazze) were military ships, whose build developed from large merchant galleys named “grosse”, and their purpose was to combine galley speed with the sea-worthiness and artillery of a galleon. The ship was equipped with a forecastle, aft castle, and two decks, one of which was used for rowers who guaranteed mixed propulsion alongside its large Latin rigs set on a long yard mounted at an angle on each of the three large masts.