The Council of the Trireme Trust has decided, after some 35 years of investigation, research and publication that the time has come to cease activity and wind up the Trust. This decision has been taken with considerable regret and reluctance, but acknowledges that the Trust's raison d'Ítre, Olympias, is no longer structurally capable of being used for experimental sea-trials, even though she continues to be maintained by the Hellenic Navy. See our Home page.
We are delighted to report that the on line database available through the "Search" mechanism on this site has now been extensively updated to include catalogue summaries of papers generously donated by Timothy Shaw.
The Trireme Trust regrets to announce that John Coates died at his home in Bath on Saturday, 10th July 2010, at the age of 88. Obituaries appeared in The Times and The Daily Telegraph, Saturday, 17th July 2010, and The Guardian, Monday 2nd August 2010.
As, for the time being at least, there are no Olympias trials planned and those completed have been reported upon, the Trireme Trust are not currently issuing newsletters. Those which appear below are for the historical record and general interest.