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  • A Ship of the Line is a naval warship having 50 or more guns for combat. They were designed to form a line of battle. Some had up to 140 guns, but, being three-deckers tend to be unwieldy. The 74 gun ship was the most common, which was a good balance of fire-power and manoeuvrability. Ships of the line were categorized as first through sixth rate.
  • A Ship of the line was a term for a heavy capital ship in the Galactic Republic Navy and Imperial Navy.
  • Ships of the Line fought in the naval tactic known as the line-of-battle (hence their name), in which one or two columns of opposing warships would sail at each other each firing broadsides in succession at the enemy ship leading the enemy line. The reason for this was the slow reload of muzzle-loading cannons. With the line-of-battle tactic, more shot is fired at the lead enemy ship than if the ships remained stationary, reloading over periods of 2-5 minutes. Since these engagements were almost invariably won by the heaviest ships carrying the most powerful guns, the natural state of progression was to build the largest, most powerful sailing vessels at the time. If a vessel in the line was to sink or blow up, the line breaks.
  • Revealed at last! The lost years between Star Trek: Generations and Star Trek: First Contact. The Starship Enterprise 1701-D has been destroyed, and Captain Jean-Luc Picard finds himself without a command. While waiting for his new ship, Captain Picard has gone with Lieutenant Commander Worf on a delicate diplomatic mission to the Cardassian Empire. Ship of the Line reveals an unforgettable lost chapter in the ongoing saga of Star Trek that will thrill readers of every generation.
  • A Ship of the Line is a massive class of war vessel first constructed in the late 16th century and on into the mid 19th century. Their name is derived from the battle strategy of a fleet forming a single line of their heaviest ships using their combined broadside guns at their enemy. Vessels varied in size from two-decked fifty-gun ships up to four-decked fortresses carrying over 130 cannons.
  • A ship of the line is a navy unit armed with cannons and used in naval battles. Ships of the line are classified by ratings. The term ship of the line comes from the naval strategy of forming a line of ships. Only the ships with the highest amount of cannons are allowed to participate in the line, while smaller ships stay on the outside.
  • A ship of the line was a type of naval warship constructed from the 17th through to the mid-19th century to take part in the naval tactic known as the line of battle, in which two columns of opposing warships would manoeuvre to bring the greatest weight of broadside guns to bear. Since these engagements were almost invariably won by the heaviest ships carrying the most powerful guns, the natural progression was to build sailing vessels that were the largest and most powerful of their time.[citation needed]
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  • A Ship of the Line is a naval warship having 50 or more guns for combat. They were designed to form a line of battle. Some had up to 140 guns, but, being three-deckers tend to be unwieldy. The 74 gun ship was the most common, which was a good balance of fire-power and manoeuvrability. Ships of the line were categorized as first through sixth rate.
  • A Ship of the line was a term for a heavy capital ship in the Galactic Republic Navy and Imperial Navy.
  • A Ship of the Line is a massive class of war vessel first constructed in the late 16th century and on into the mid 19th century. Their name is derived from the battle strategy of a fleet forming a single line of their heaviest ships using their combined broadside guns at their enemy. Vessels varied in size from two-decked fifty-gun ships up to four-decked fortresses carrying over 130 cannons. Historically, these ships were built for large naval confrontations but were often ill-equipped to deal with the lighter, faster ships employed by privateers and pirates. Spain's King Phillip sent a massive Spanish Armada to attack England on the late 1500's(Which lost to England, but many of the ships were lost at sea in a storm before arrival, sealing the armada's fate). Many of the ships in the Spanish Armada were Ships of the Line.(Other great examples of real life sea battles involving ships of the line are the Battle of the Nile and Battle of Trafalgar in the 1800's) The "Ship of the Line" would usually have bronze cannons. The cannons on the lower decks would usually use forty-two pound cannons used for blasting away at other "Ship of the Line's" these cannons were about twice the size of a twelve pound cannon. The cannons at the top deck where 12 pound cannons and were usually used to take out other cannons or crew members. These cannons were about a foot or two higher than a man. NOTE: Three ships of the line were used on the attack on New York during the Revolutionary War.
  • A ship of the line was a type of naval warship constructed from the 17th through to the mid-19th century to take part in the naval tactic known as the line of battle, in which two columns of opposing warships would manoeuvre to bring the greatest weight of broadside guns to bear. Since these engagements were almost invariably won by the heaviest ships carrying the most powerful guns, the natural progression was to build sailing vessels that were the largest and most powerful of their time.[citation needed] From the end of the 1840s, the introduction of steam power brought less dependence on the wind in battle and led to the construction of screw-driven but wooden-hulled ships of the line; a number of pure sail-driven ships were converted to this propulsion mechanism. However, the introduction of the ironclad frigate in about 1859 led swiftly to the decline of the steam-assisted ships of the line, though the ironclad warship became the ancestor of the 20th-century battleship, whose very designation is itself a contraction of the phrase "line-of-battle ship." The term "ship of the line" has fallen into disuse, as the ship classes filling the traditional role (battleships and dreadnoughts) have been discontinued in modern navies in favor of surface ships with better stand-off weaponry (such as guided missile cruisers and aircraft carriers). The term is sometimes used to refer to any military vessel of sufficient size and armament to participate in a direct naval confrontation; that is, to "hold the line". The term is also seen in science fiction, referring to spacecraft of large size and armament commissioned as warships, as opposed to more peaceful endeavors.
  • Revealed at last! The lost years between Star Trek: Generations and Star Trek: First Contact. The Starship Enterprise 1701-D has been destroyed, and Captain Jean-Luc Picard finds himself without a command. While waiting for his new ship, Captain Picard has gone with Lieutenant Commander Worf on a delicate diplomatic mission to the Cardassian Empire. As Picard conducts high-level negotiations for the return of Federation prisoners of war, the Starship Enterprise 1701-E is being constructed under the supervision of Captain Morgan Bateson, a veteran of the twenty-third century who spent nearly ninety years in a pocket universe. Commanding this new Enterprise on what was supposed to be a short shakedown cruise, Captain Bateson has an idea of his own. In defiance of Starfleet Command, he will take Starfleet's newest, strongest ship and strike at the heart of the newly aggressive Klingon Empire. Captain Picard's negotiations proceed smoothly -- until he discovers that a hate-crazed Klingon commander -- Captain Bateson's archenemy from ninety years ago -- has taken the Enterprise from Bateson and launched a vicious attack on Cardassia Prime. To save the ship and preserve intergalactic peace, Picard must ally himself with his former Cardassian torturer, rely on the legendary skills of one Montgomery Scott, and draw new strength and inspiration from the memory of James T. Kirk... Ship of the Line reveals an unforgettable lost chapter in the ongoing saga of Star Trek that will thrill readers of every generation.
  • A ship of the line is a navy unit armed with cannons and used in naval battles. Ships of the line are classified by ratings. The term ship of the line comes from the naval strategy of forming a line of ships. Only the ships with the highest amount of cannons are allowed to participate in the line, while smaller ships stay on the outside. In Empire: Total War, ship of the lines are the main backbone of a navy, while frigates and brigs are auxiliary vessels. Ship of the lines are the ones at the forefront of any major naval conflict and their status is what mainly determines the outcome of a battle. One additional ship of the line can turn the outcome of a battle.
  • Ships of the Line fought in the naval tactic known as the line-of-battle (hence their name), in which one or two columns of opposing warships would sail at each other each firing broadsides in succession at the enemy ship leading the enemy line. The reason for this was the slow reload of muzzle-loading cannons. With the line-of-battle tactic, more shot is fired at the lead enemy ship than if the ships remained stationary, reloading over periods of 2-5 minutes. Since these engagements were almost invariably won by the heaviest ships carrying the most powerful guns, the natural state of progression was to build the largest, most powerful sailing vessels at the time. If a vessel in the line was to sink or blow up, the line breaks.
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