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Postby aukepalmhof » Fri Jul 26, 2019 8:23 pm

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The trireme was used by the Roman navy from 261BC till 400 AD.
It had three rows (the word trireme us derived from the Latin word "triremis" meaning "with three banks of oars") with rowers in the top, middle and lower rows.
Contrary to popular perception and what is shown in many movies, rowers on military Roman ships were not slaves but mostly freemen of the provinces called peregrines (peregrinus) and Roman citizens enrolled in the army.

Dimension 37-38m, beam 6m. One or two masts with a large square sail.
Around 170 rowers and 50 troops.
Speed around 5 – 6 knots.

Source: Various internet sites.
Vietnam 1986 5d sg 994, scott1692.
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