This English warship belonged to the class known as ship-of-the-line, a fighting tactic used at the time (1600s-mid1800s).

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This English warship belonged to the class known as ship-of-the-line, a fighting tactic used at the time (1600s-mid1800s).
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This English warship belonged to the class known as ship-of-the-line, which referred to the fighting tactic used at the time (1600s-mid1800s) whereby two opposing fleets would line up and fire their cannon at each other until one side accepted defeat. This 1910 engraving shows the English ship of the line known as "The Great Charles," which dates to the early 1600s.