The trireme was a length of 45 m, a width of 5.5 m (ratio 1: 8.1). And freeboard - up to 3.3 m Displacement it was about 60 tons, it was 174 rower, and only about 225 people crew. The average speed of oars reached 5-6 knots. Calculations made in the end XX. and experiments with built in 1987. trireme "Olympia" (length - 36.8 m width - 5.4 m, height from keel to deck tent - 3,6 m Total displacement -.. 45 m) showed that the Greek trireme in combat conditions could move at a speed of about 10 knots (18 km / h), wherein the gaining speed for 30 seconds.
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