GALLEY (אֳנִי, H639, fleet). A long, low seagoing vessel, propelled by sails and oars, or by oars alone.
Hebrew is used collectively of “ships, fleet,” but אֳנִיָּה, H641, denotes “a unit of a fleet,” i.e. “a single ship.” It is the former that is employed in
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)
See SHIPS AND BOATS, II, 2, (2).