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Hamburg’s Bunte Kuh warship was built to protect merchant ships from the scourge of pirates

Being mostly landlocked, Germany was never really known as a sea power, but in some of its northern cities it was different. In particular, the cities of Lübeck and Hamburg were famous for their flourishing maritime trade…already since the Middle Ages…and for using their merchant ships as armed warships during times of conflict. As an… Continue reading Hamburg’s Bunte Kuh warship was built to protect merchant ships from the scourge of pirates