• June 21, 2019
  • Blender 2.7x
  • Render: Blender Internal
  • Creator: panko10
  • License: CC-BY
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The trireme (Greek triiris),was the devastating warship which permitted Athens to build her maritime empire and dominate the Aegean in the 5th century BCE.
The trireme was so-called because of the arrangement of rowers in three lines down the length of each side of the ship. The total number of rowers could have been between 170 and 180, allowing a speed of as high as nine or ten knots in short bursts. Each oarsman had a fixed seat (and leather or wool cushion) and the rowers were arranged with 31 on the top row (thranoi), 27 in the middle (zygoi) and 27 on the lowest level (thalamoi). The principal weapon of the trireme was the bronze-sheathed battering ram affixed to the prow. These often took the form of animals, for example, the head of a goat. The project based on various schematic i found on internet.Thanks and enjoy.


  • FutureShipyard profile picture

    Hi, Thanks for posting thus. I think your work looks really great. I couldn't resist putting a photo of your trireme on my phone! Just a couple of minor details that you might want to consider. The lower oar ports probably should have leather sleeves around the oars - in particular the lowermost bank of oars. This is to prevent the ingress of water. The other detail is regarding the angle that the oars enter the water. You have them all at the same angle when infact the lowermost ones enter the water at a more shallow angle than tho ones in the upper oar banks. This, however, certainly did not detract from my enjoyment of looking at your model. You have the orrs from all three banks the same length, which is correct. Overall, this is a beautiful model. I really like it.

    Written June 21, 2019
  • panko10 profile picture

    You are right about these details,i will fix them and upload an upgrade model.Thanks man.

    Written June 23, 2019
  • panko10 profile picture

    Thanks man.

    Written May 30, 2021