The Salaminia (Greek: Σαλαμινία) was, along with Paralos, one of the two sacred triremes of the Athenian navy during the late 5th century BC. Frequently employed as a messenger ship, it played a notable role in several episodes of the Peloponnesian War.
The vessel was also used for special occasions, such as envoys to the oracle at Delphi and the conveyance of high-ranking Athenian statesmen, and as such only Athenian citizens were allowed to serve on it.
- Hellenica by Xenephon - Book 6 Chapter 2 - http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Hellenica/Book_6/Chapter_2#_ref-8
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