A type of small warship of the kingdom of the two Sicilies (Naples and Sicily) during the Napoleonic War (1803–15). It was basically a large rowing boat or galley of up to 46 metres (150 ft) in length, pulled by twenty oars or sweeps a side, with each rower having his bunk or sleeping place under his rowing bench. They were very fast in the water, whether sailing or being pulled. See also warfare at sea.
Subjects: Maritime History.