WALT: draw to scale. Today we have drawn Greek triremes in pencil. We tried to ensure that the scale was correct and drew each part of the ship in proportion. Can you remember why it was called a TRIreme? 3 Responses Dylan R says: 11/09/2017 at 4:38 pm Because it has three layers of oars. ANGELA Hornung Hornung says: 11/09/2017 at 5:20 pm It has three rows of oars, says Ruby. Charlotte H says: 11/09/2017 at 9:21 pm A trireme is called a trireme because tri is short for three and there was three rows of oars Leave a Reply Cancel reply CommentName * Email * Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.