Isis (ship)

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The Roman ship Isis was a very large ship that operated on the Mediterranean during the Roman Empire around 150 CE. The sophist Lucian described the Isis when he saw it in Athens' seaport Piraeus. The Isis apparently was 55 meters (180 feet) long and had a beam of 13.7 meters (45 feet). Its cargo hold was 13.4 meters (44 feet) deep.[1]


  1. The World's Largest Ship, And a Tale of Two Ports, Alan Lucas, AFLOAT, October 2006