A floating battery-ship (designed by the engineer D'Arçon). Ten batteries of this type were employed in the siege of Gibraltar (1782). Alexandro Malaspina and Alessandro Belmonti Stiviri were aboard one of them.

Image courtesy of the Centro di Studi Malaspiniani, Mulazzo, Italy.  Notes by Dario Manfredi.


Updated: December 20, 2005

January 3, 2006