- May 2016
If you are referring to the 1588 Armada, and not the 1582, the 4 galleys were the Portuguese that Frank81 mentioned in the post #6. And they didn’t reach the destiny.The galley could be useful as a sort of "amphibious assault craft" in some cases away from the Mediterranean. This type of ship was used in the Spanish assault on the Azores in 1582, and it was intended as a close-in coast vessel for the Armada invasion. As I can recall there were four galleys as part of the Armada, but all four were unable to make it across the Bay of Biscay (a very stormy body). I don't know if they tried that again with the other "armadas" that failed in the 1590s.
^^ EDIT: I must have been thinking of something else as Triceratops's post above references a Wiki with the four Armada galleases, and no mention of them not making it across the Bay of Biscay.
The Neapolitans were galley type of ships and were galleasses, that I mentioned in post #2, and then with Frank81.
Good link “de re militari” is a good site. The Neapolitan galleasses were built to operate in the Mediterranean, they were included in 1588 Armada since Filipe II was also king of Naples.Found this:
Ships and Fleets in Anglo-French warfare, 1337-1360 » De Re Militari
@Triceratops Thanks. But were any of these shps designed for use in Atlantic, or merely pressed into service to fill in numbers?