Galleys - can there be rowing and sailing together?




 
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May 8th, 2013  
Aristarkos
 

Topic: Galleys - can there be rowing and sailing together?


Hello, I am researching something:

In the case of galleys (greek triremes etc) was it worth it with regard to speed if there was both rowing and sailing at once??

Did this take place?

Also can it also be applied for norse longships?

thank you
May 8th, 2013  
Aristarkos
 
I am speculating it was rare but possible...

http://books.google.com.mt/books?id=...%3F%22&f=false
May 8th, 2013  
Aristarkos
 
also more specific...

http://books.google.com.mt/books?id=...20oars&f=false
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October 31st, 2013  
Hutchie
 
The design of sail boats was very primitive, back then, other than down wind, they were pretty slow and cranky. Oars not only gave them more speed , but also better turning, etc.
February 4th, 2014  
LeEnfield
 
 
If it is sailing okay then why exhaust the crew by making them row. If you were going into battle then this could happen for a short spell. If the ship was sailing well then the oars could even slow it down as they go into the water.