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Classis Britannica

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[Latin: British fleet]. The fleet based at Boulogne during the Roman occupation of Britain (43-410). With its captains (trierarchi) and marines (milites), its responsibilities were the transporting of supplies, military activities and, later, the patrolling of the Channel, when its scout craft were painted sea-blue.

The Macmillan dictionary of archaeology, Ruth D. Whitehouse, 1983Copied