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Large galley ships by country (not included warprizes)
(dimensions are in meters, and rounded nearest 0,1 m.)

Ship Name

Year

Length

Keel

Beam

Depth

Draught
(fore/aft)

Oars
Pairs

Crew

Tons

Guns/Fate
n=nickor (swivel)

Sweden

Draken

1541

?

?

?

?

?

?

?

c.400

Converted to sailing ship 1553-54.

Wrede

1706

?

?

?

?

?

?

?

c.360

2x36, 8x12, 6x2n
2x36,8x12n,2x6,8x3n,6x2n
sunk 1716, but salvaged.
Lost in action 1719.

Carolus

1717

47,5

?

9,5

?

3,0

30

?

510

3x36, 2x18, 4x12, 44xnickor (swivel)
All lost or taken in 1719.

Greve Mörner

1717

Prins Fredrik av Hessen

1717

Stå Bra

1717

Cassel

1718

47,5

?

8,3

?

2,7

?

?

400

3x(36)?, 2x8, 38x2
Converted to Pråm  while building.

Denmark-Norway

Friderichsstadt

1751

39,1

?

6,0

?

2,1

20

218

c.200

1x24, 4x4, 10x3 falconet.
Largest Danish galley ship.
Max width over the “wings” was 8,5 m
Out of navy 1766.

Moss

1762

36,1

?

6,1

?

1,9

20

200

c.185

1x18, 2x6, 4x3 falc., 18x1 falc.
Out of service 1779.

France

Capitane /
Reale (1662) or
Reale de France (1662)

1662

51,0

42,2

6,2

2,1

2,3

29

?

c.300-350

Condemned 1667.
5 canon, 14 swivel guns.

Reale /
Grande Reale (1678)

1668

55,2

43,9

6,8

2,6

2,5

32

570/
489

c.400-450

410 rowers (1669) and 345 (1675/77).
5 canon, and 16 swivel guns.
Pontoon store ship 1678, and
(BU) in 1691.

Capitane Du Marquis de Centurion/
Reale Neuve (1673) /
Reale (1679)

1671

55,2

?

6,8

?

?

30

513

c.400-450

360 rowers.
1x36, 2x8, 2x6, 14 swivel guns.
“Rayée” in 1683.

Reale/
Invincible (1688) /
Grande Reale (1691)

1683

56,3

46,5

7,3

2,5

?

30

505+(8)

450

360 rowers.
1x36, 2x8, 2x6, 14xswivels.
Condemned 1690.
Became a pontoon 1691.
Last mentioned 1715.

Reale /
Vieille Reale (1694)

1688

56,8

47,8

7,8

2,6

2,9

31

585

c.500

432 rowers. 61 oars (13,8 m length).
1x36, 2x8, 2x6, 2x4, 16xswivels.

Reale Neuve /
Reale (1694)

1694

57,0

48,1

7,7

2,3

2,5

31

584

c.450-500

432 rowers.
1x36, 2x12, 2x8, 16xswivels.
Condemned 1720.
Replaced 1722.

Patronne /
Valeur (1713)

1694

55,2

46,9

7,0

2,4

?

30

498

c.400

360 rowers.
1x36, 2x8, 2x6, 14xswivels.
Out of service 1733.

Reale /
Valeur ? (1733)

1722

?

?

?

?

?

28/29

622

450

402 rowers.
1x36, 2x8, 2x4.
“Rayée” in 1743.

Reale /
Reine (1749)

1733

53,3

44,4

6,8

2,8

?

28/29

612/614

450

402 rowers.
1x36, 2x8, 2x4.
Condemned 1755 (made a store hulk).
Last mentioned 1773.

Patronne /
Dauphine (1749) /
Esperance (1792)

1736

52,9

44,2

?

?

?

28/29

575

450

402 rowers.
1x36, 2x8, 2x4.
Condemned 1767 (made a prison hulk).
Hospital vessel at toulon in 1784.
Last mentioned 1793.

Russia (This list not listed all Russian large galley)

Natal’ia Olonetskaya

1708 ld.

53,7

?

7,6

2,6

?

21

?

c.450-500

Flagship at Gangut in 1714.
1x24, 2x12, 12x3.

Dvina

1721 ld.

48,5

?

9,6

?

?

25

?

?

Width is over the “wings” (oars post).
1x24, 2x12, 12x3.
300 rowers.

Neva

Khitraia

1769

44,8

?

6,4

2,1

?

25

362

c.250-300

300 rowers.
1x24, 4x12, 12x3.
Captured by Sweden 1790.

Svirepaia

1769

48,8

?

7,0

2,7

?

25

300+

c.400

BU 1781.

Antiparos

1772

44,8

?

6,4

2,1

?

25

362

c.250-300

Class of 14 units.
1x24, 4x12, 2x8, 12x3 (1788).
300 rowers.
Lost in Galley port fire in 1796.

Spain

Don Juan de Austria
(galera Real)

1568

60,0

?

6,2

?

2,1

29/30

300+

239
(empty)

236 rowers.
1x36, 2x8, 2x6, falconets.
(3 canon, 6 light canons).
There was c. 400 soldiers on board in Battle of Leptanto 1571.