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The Defences of MacauForts, Ships and Weapons over 450 years$
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Richard J. Garrett

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9789622099937

Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5790/hongkong/9789622099937.001.0001

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The Defensive Role of the Navy

The Defensive Role of the Navy

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(p.123) Chapter 8 The Defensive Role of the Navy
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The Defences of Macau
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Richard J. Garrett

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Hong Kong University Press
DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789622099937.003.0008

This chapter examines the role of the Portuguese navy in the defense of Macau. It was recognized that during the fifteenth to the eighteenth centuries one of the strengths of the Portuguese was their ships, and when anchored at Macau these ships provided excellent protection against any attack from the sea. After the forts were built the navy played a lesser role in defense but they were continued to be utilized against pirates.

Keywords:   Portuguese navy, military defense, Macau, ships, forts

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