Karteria

(from the article `Hastings, Frank Abney`) ...shortcomings of the outmoded Greek navy, he obtained the financial backing of Lord Byron and the London Greek Committee to buy six steam-powered ...
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Karteria

[Greek warship] Hellenic sloop-of-war Kartería (Καρτερία; Greek for `Perseverance`) was the first steam-powered warship to be used in combat operations in history. It was built in 1825 in an English shipyard for the revolutionary Hellenic Navy during the Greek War of Independence, on the order of Capt Frank Abney Hastings, a former...
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