Ship Name

Bireme (350 BC)

Type

Rowed naval craft

Origins/Provenance

Greece

Era

Ancient/Medieval (to 1350)

Year Launched

350 B.C.

Home Waters

Eastern Mediterranean

Function

Commercial

Primary Propulsion

Human energy

Propulsion Specifications

two tiers of rowers

Hull

Wooden

Armament

Ram on bow

Crew

45

Top Speed (knots)

7

Historical Note

Two-tiered, rowed Greek warships used for the transport of troops and at sea encounters with enemy fleets.

Related Images

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Related Source

Ships and Seamanship in the Ancient World