Roman battleship - the quinquereme

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The Roman marine or Roman fleet refers to the naval forces of the Roman Republic and Roman Empire, roughly to the years 300 BCE to 650 BCE.
Set sails with this Roman battleship of the type quinquereme!

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Battleship of the Romans

The Roman Marine

The military power of the Roman Empire evokes images of armored ground forces and Roman legions. The maritime, armed forces of the empire, which contributed a lot to Rome’s success, shouldn’t be forgotten. That refers to the giant battleships of the Mediterranean fleet as well as to the few river crafts. All Roman war ships were perfectly adapted to their operation area and of highest efficiency. The river patrols on the Danube were conductive to the border security, while deep sea vessels protected the major grain- and trading routes of the Mediterranean Sea, while also destroying pirate hideouts.

Handicraft instructions quinquereme

The quinquereme was one of the biggest and strongest types of ships employed by the Roman naval forces. The term “quinquereme” describes the nature of its gear, it was powered by rowers. Quinquereme means, that five rowers each formed an unit. That enabled these battleships to maneuver in small ranges and accelerate quickly, even in short distances. These handicraft instructions Roman ship offer everything needed to assemble the model of a quinquereme. The handicraft instructions Roman ship create a quinquereme as it most likely looked like during the heyday of marine warfare against Carthage.

Significant characteristics are the oars spread over three levels, the mainsail, the octagonal conning-tower and the most famous element of Roman seafaring, the boarding device. The Corvus (Engl. raven) was a boarding device and one of the greatest inventions of the Romans, who were at first inexperienced seafarers. During the Punic Wars, it allowed the Romans to force the Carthaginian ships into close combat and beat the experienced seafaring soldiers of Carthage by using the tactics of warfare on land. These are the details to the handicraft instructions Roman ship:

  • Difficulty level: superior
  • Scale: 1:100
  • Size: L x W x H 52 x 22 x 21 cm
  • Number of sheets: 6

The original quinquereme

During the pre-war era and in the beginning of the Punic Wars, the Romans were not in the possession of a noteworthy fleet. The Romans were not even very capable in military shipbuilding. But due to the fact that the Romans got their hands on some Carthaginian ship wrecks, they were able to copy successful concepts and enhance their own military understanding. The same is true for the quinquereme type, which was one of the biggest and most effective types of battleship among the fleets of antiquity. After defeating Carthage and three Punic Wars, Rome had become the unchallenged naval power of the Mediterranean Sea, the Roman marine ruled considerable parts of the ocean.

Crafting recommendations

These are demanding handicraft instructions Roman Ship. You should take enough time and free space for the handicraft instructions Roman ship to achieve best results. The handicraft instructions Roman ship are by all means suitable for children and youths, but it is to be recommended to cooperate with the little ones while assembling the ship. With patience and teamwork you can turn the handicraft instructions Roman ship into a lovely model.

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