Rowing ship

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As a rowing boat to ships referred to by rowing with belt driven, often supported by an additional auxiliary sails.

Until industrialization, rowing was the only method of locomotion at sea that was independent of the wind. Rowing ships were therefore used in particular as warships . In modern times, however, rowing ships are no longer relevant.

Triremes could reach a speed of more than 11.5 knots in the attack . It was reconstructed from historical data that a trireme once reached an Etmal (distance in 24 hours) of 216 nautical miles (around 400 km), which corresponds to an average speed of 9 knots. Viking long ships reached speeds of 14 knots and more in the sprint , as row tests with replicas (e.g. with the Helge Ask ) have shown.

Ancient ships

Medieval ships

Modern warships

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