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ATHENIAN TRIREME

The trireme is the main warship of ancient Greeks which dominated in Mediterranean for about 800 years. The trireme constructed from the Corinthian Amenoklis and passed various phases of improvements. It had length of 37 meters and it had total crew of 210 men from whom 170 were the oarsmen, 85 per side. It developed speed of 9-12 miles the hour.