For over two thousand years seafarers have tried a variety of methods to protect ships' hulls from attack and fouling by marine organisms. The use of sheathing to protect a ship's hull from teredo attack has been known since at least the 4th century BC. This paper discusses the history of sheathing, in particular the development of copper sheathing.
|Number of pages||28|
|Journal||The Bulletin of the Australian Institute for Maritime Archaeology|
|Publication status||Published - 1985|
- Ships' hulls
- Copper sheathing
- Teredo navalis