Roman Galley - Handmade

Roman Galley - Handmade

ROM302
 
$4,499.00
Handmade reproduction of a Roman Galley from the time of the Battle of Actium, in 31 BC.

Galleys were rowing warships used by the Romans. They remained the dominant types of vessels used for war and piracy in the Mediterranean Sea until the last decades of the 16th century. As warships, galleys carried various types of weapons throughout their long existence, including rams and catapults, but also relied on their large crews to overpower enemy vessels in boarding actions

A fine example of the ultimate Roman fighting ship, handmade to the last finest detail, fully waterproof and functional.


We take extra care in packing these beautiful model ships to ensure a safe transit. The ship is suspended from a double reinforced wood frame which is then packed in a protective material box inside a special crate. Its robust construction and quality materials guarantee a safe delivery to your door. All shipments are fully insured.


Our ship designs are based on pictures, illustrations, pottery scenes and ancient scripts. First the frame is designed from scratch and cut. The wood used for the keel and the supporting traverse beams is plywood, while the hull is made of oak of 1.5 mm thickness. Then the ship is assembled using wood spines.

After the first laying of the oak planks the hull is smoothed over. This is followed by a second layer of oak planks with waterproofing material in between in order to achieve 100% functionality and watertightness. The total thickness of the body of the ship exceeds 3 mm. The ram is made of brass as in the original ships. All the details on the ship as stairs, sails, shields, ropes, oars, etc. are handmade from scratch.

Finally the ship is varnished with special varnishes to assure a safe sailing...


Characteristics

Material
Natural wood
Height
55 cm (21 in.)
Length
90 cm (35 in.)
Width
40 cm (16 in.)

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