Nava Crusades

It was on these very special ships that the Crusaders landed in the Holy Land during the First Crusade. The Mediterranean Nave had a mixture of square and Latin sails, but some of them were even closer to the galleys, being lower and only rigged in Latin. Their origin can be found in the Chelandes and especially the Byzantine Usher, a true LST before the letter, since it was characterized by a working prow, the ship being stranded on the sand. The Nave above is at the arms of Richard the Lion heart. In general, the lords and the simple individuals who left for the Crusades took a route across Italy, then left Messina to Malta or Crete before joining the Holy Land. Local ships were used.