The Oar System of the Venetian Quinquereme

@article{Eliav2012TheOS,
  title={The Oar System of the Venetian Quinquereme},
  author={Joseph Eliav},
  journal={The Mariner's Mirror},
  year={2012},
  volume={98},
  pages={285 - 300}
}
Abstract Hardly a book or article on early-modern naval matters fails to address the Venetian quinquereme built by Vettore Fausto in 1526–9. Yet the design of that ship and particularly the design of her unique five-man oar system have remained an enigma, which this article aspires to resolve. After showing that a five-man system based on the then-standard design concept was not feasible, the article presents two design solutions based on different concepts. Both designs are technically viable… Expand

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