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1

How did the Romans make a fleet for the First Punic War?

They copied a grounded Carthaginian warship

2

Warships

Naves longae

3

Freight and passenger ships

Naves onerariae

4

What were the chief requirements for the warships

Speed and maneuverability

5

Three banks of oars

Triremis

6

Five banks of oars

Quinqueremis

7

Merchant ships relied primarily on

Their sails

8

Merchants ship's masts were

Permanently fixed unlike warships

9

Were three masts vessels common

No, they were rare

10

Were merchant ships seaworthy?

No, they were made only for coasting voyages

11

When did merchant ships makes coasting voyages?

Between mid March and early October