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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP30 Jul 2020 9:49 p.m. PST

"The Roman Empire is perhaps best known for its legions, which were famous for their ability to overcome even their greatest defeats. However, while the legions of Rome were the all-conquering land forces, we must also remember that by the time of Julius Caesar the Romans had also built up a formidable navy. The Roman Navy had control over the Mediterranean and surrounding waters.

For evidence of the Roman Navy's power, we can look to the main invasion of Britain under Emperor Claudius, who set Britain's first great naval power, the Classis Britannica, in motion in 43 AD. This naval force was to become an important trading vehicle for imperial Rome , but it was also a very efficient fighting force in its own right. And we can trace its history up to around the middle of the third century AD.

This navy consisted of different types of vessels, each with their own manpower and tactics for war at sea – which was all made possible by the best Roman technology . The Classis Britannica, with its counterpart the Classis Germanica, played an important role under the various emperors of Rome. It was present not only in the waters of Britain, but also across the North Sea. The Classis Britannica also played its part in campaigns in Europe, by carrying men and supplies over the waters of Britain and the Roman Empire…"
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Beaumap22 Jan 2021 10:10 a.m. PST

I recommend 'Sea Eagles of Empire', which I have recently finished. It is the latest history and assessment of the Classis Britannica.

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