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The Age-of-Sail relates to be the period of European naval history between 1650 AD and 1850 AD.

The Age-of-Sail is considered to be the period between 1650 AD and 1850 AD which marked the transition in Europe from small naval forces supplemented by armed mechant vessels to large, professional standing navies with large-scale industrial and logisitical support. This is a period where tactics were dominated by the line-of-battle and the broadside mounting of a ship's main armament.

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