Ancient Oar-Powered Vessel Plans
Available thanks to Pâris and Chapman
Thanks to the work of French Vice-Admiral François-Edmond Pâris and Swedish naval architect Fredrik Henrik af Chapman, we have some of the best plans of oar-powered galleys and triremes available.
Chapman’s Architectura Navalis Mercatoria brings us a Maltese galley and several others we have yet to post.
Along with the Atlas du Génie Maritime from the archives of the French Ministry of Defense, which brings us an Ancient Trireme, a Sultan’s Caique, and an Ancient Galley, and our plan of the Gokstad Viking Longship from Ancient and Modern Ships by Sir George Charles Vincent Holmes, there is a lot to choose from at TheModelShipwright.com if you are looking for free ship plans of oar-powered vessels.