This model represents a Greek Trireme from the age of battle of Salamis (480 B.C.). The crew consisted of 170 oarsmen and about 30 warriors. Under favorable conditions, the Trireme could fly at up to 12 miles per hour. The major weapon of the Trireme was a bronze ram which penetrated the side of enemy vessels. Main propulsion was rowing. Sails were used only for longer voyages. During battle the sails and the mast were laid down and the ship was powered only by oars.
Length: 20.3 inches (515mm), Width: 7 inches (180mm), Height: 8.7 inches (220mm)