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Trireme Olympias of the Hellenic Navy

Trireme Olympias of the Hellenic Navy
The bronze bow ram weighed 200 kg. The ship was built from Oregon pine and Virginia oak.
She was subject to sea trials in 1987, 1990, 1992 and 1994, but one of the most informative was an exercise in 1987 when crewed by 170 volunteer oarsmen and oarswomen. Olympias achieved a speed of 9 knots (17 km/h) and was able to execute 180 degree turns within one minute, in an arc no wider than two and a half (2.5) ship-lengths. These results, achieved with an inexperienced crew, suggest that the ancient writers were not exaggerating about the capabilities of such vessels.

Marina Trokadero
Palaion Faliron, Athens Greece

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 Ester
Ester
Very beautiful Demetrius
10 years ago.
Demetrius Chryssikos club has replied to Ester
Thank you very much Ester !!!
10 years ago.
 Christel Ehretsmann
Christel Ehretsmann club
nice perspective
10 years ago.
Demetrius Chryssikos club has replied to Christel Ehretsmann club
Thank you Christel !!!!
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