A vessel formerly used extensively in the Mediterranean.

Venetian Galleass

A vessel formerly used extensively in the Mediterranean.

"Galley." — Greenough, 1899

Galley

"Galley." — Greenough, 1899

"GALLEY. An ancient vessel propelled by oars; frequently used in shields of naval officers." -Hall, 1862

Galley

"GALLEY. An ancient vessel propelled by oars; frequently used in shields of naval officers." -Hall,…

"Elated by the victory, the Romans now determined to drive Carthage out of the island altogether. This, however, could not be accomplished without a fleet. Such ships as Rome possessed were old and out of date, and a wrecked Carthaginian galley was taken as a model for the new fleet." — The Delphian Society, 1913

Roman galley

"Elated by the victory, the Romans now determined to drive Carthage out of the island altogether. This,…

A medal engraved with the head of Marcus Aurelius Antoninus, with his name in the inscription.  On the other side is the image of a galley with many oars. The prow has a standard with flags flying and a captain standing at the helm, directing the vessel.

Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

A medal engraved with the head of Marcus Aurelius Antoninus, with his name in the inscription. On the…

Any ship propelled primarily by man-power, using oars. Most galleys also use masts and sails as a secondary means of propulsion.

Venetian Galley

Any ship propelled primarily by man-power, using oars. Most galleys also use masts and sails as a secondary…