HMS Crocus (K49). Builder: A. & J. Inglis Ltd., Glasgow Laid down: 26 October 1939. Launched: 26 June 1940. Commissioned: 20 October 1940. Fate: 1946 sold as mercantile Annlock. Status: Scrapped in 1952 at Hong Kong. Class and type: Flower-class corvette. Displacement: 1,036 tons. Length: 205 ft (62.5 m). Beam: 33 ft (10.1 m). Draught: 11.5 ft (3.51 m). Speed: 16 knots (29.6 km/h).
For cargo transport, the Byzantines usually commandeered ordinary merchantmen as transport ships (phortēgoi) or supply ships (skeuophora). These appear to have been mostly sailing vessels, rather than oared.
A big thank you to the crew for allowing me to take a picture prior departure! The "bobby" cockpit is always a treat to look at. - Photo taken at Frankfurt am Main (Rhein-Main AB) (FRA / EDDF / FRF) in Germany in May,