Tag - ships

McBarge

The McBarge, officially named the Friendship 500, was a McDonald's restaurant, built on a barge for Expo '86 in Vancouver, British Columbia. Moored on Expo grounds in Vancouver's False Creek, it was the first floating McDonald's location in the world, inte...

USS Independence LCS-2

USS Independence (LCS-2), the class prototype for the Independence-class littoral combat ship, will be the sixth ship of the United States Navy to be named for the concept of independence. It is the design produced by the General Dynamics consortium for th...

Bulbous Bow

A bulbous bow is a protruding bulb at the bow (or front) of a ship just below the waterline. The bulb modifies the way the water flows around the hull, reducing drag and thus increasing speed, range, fuel efficiency, and stability. Large ships with bulbous...

Maersk Triple E class

The Maersk Triple E class is a planned family of large, fuel-efficient containerships, following on from Maersk's E-class. They are being built by Daewoo Shipbuilding, and are expected to be the world's largest ships when they enter service; they will also...

Slipway

A slipway, boat slip or just a slip, is a ramp on the shore by which ships or boats can be moved to and from the water. They are used for building and repairing ships and boats. They are also used for launching and retrieving small boats on trailers and fl...

Lun-class Ekranoplan

The Lun-class ekranoplan Ground effect vehicle was an unusual aircraft designed by Rostislav Evgenievich Alexeev and used by the Soviet and Russian navies from 1987 to sometime in the late '90s. Ground effect aircraft use the extra lift of their large wing...

Sea Fighter FSF-1

Sea Fighter (FSF-1) is an experimental littoral combat ship under development (2005-2008) by the United States Navy. Its hull is of a small-waterplane-area twin-hull (SWATH) design, provides exceptional stability, even on rough seas. This is accomplished b...

MV Mont

MV Mont, formerly Knock Nevis, Seawise Giant, Happy Giant, and Jahre Viking, was a ULCC supertanker, last used as a floating storage and offloading unit (FSO) moored off the coast of Qatar in the Persian Gulf at the Al Shaheen Oil Field. She was the longes...

MV Steve Irwin

MV Steve Irwin is a 59-meter (195 ft) ship owned by the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. The vessel was built in 1975 and formerly served as a Scottish Fisheries Protection Agency conservation enforcement patrol boat, the FPV Westra, for 28 years. Sea Sh...

Phalanx CWIS

The Phalanx Close In Weapons System (CIWS) is an anti-Anti-ship missile system that was designed and manufactured by the General Dynamics Corporation, Pomona Division.[6], now Raytheon. Used by the United States Navy on every class of surface combat ship a...

USS Liberty Incident

The USS Liberty incident was an attack on a neutral United States Navy technical research ship, USS Liberty, by Israeli jet fighter planes and motor torpedo boats on June 8, 1967, during the Six-Day War. The combined air and sea attack killed 34 crew membe...

MV Princess Ashika

The MV Princess Ashika was an inter-island ferry which operated in Tonga. The vessel, built in 1972, began sailing the Tongan route on 7 July 2009 only to sink less than a month later on 5 August. Official figures released by Operation Ashika on August 19,...

MV Blue Marlin

MV Blue Marlin and her sister ship Black Marlin comprise the Marlin class of semi-submersible heavy-lift ship. They were owned by Offshore Heavy Transport of Oslo, Norway from their construction, in April 2000 and November 1999 respectively, until July 6, ...

SS Andrea Doria

SS Andrea Doria was an ocean liner for the Italian Line home ported in Genoa, Italy, most famous for its sinking in 1956. Named after the 16th-century Genoese admiral Andrea Doria, the Andrea Doria had a gross register tonnage of 29,100 and a capacity of a...

USS Corry (DD-463)

USS Corry (DD-463), a Gleaves-class destroyer, (also known as Bristol-class), was the second ship of the United States Navy to be named for Lieutenant Commander William M. Corry, Jr., an officer in the Navy during World War I and a recipient of the Medal o...

Star of India

Star of India was built in 1863 as Euterpe, a full-rigged iron windjammer ship in Ramsey, Isle of Man. After a full career sailing from Great Britain to India then to New Zealand, she became a salmon hauler on the Alaska then to California route. After ret...

Ship Breaking

Ship breaking or ship demolition is a type of ship disposal involving the breaking up of ships for scrap recycling, with the hulls being discarded in ship graveyards. Most ships have a lifespan of a few decades before there is so much wear that refitting a...

FV Alaska Ranger

FV Alaska Ranger was a fishing Factory ship owned and operated by the Fishing Company of Alaska of Seattle, Washington. The ship was constructed in 1973 for use as an oil field service vessel. The ship sank 23 March 2008, after reporting progressive floodi...

Japanese Battleship Yamato

Yamato, named after the ancient Japanese Yamato Province, was the lead ship of the Yamato class of battleships that served with the Imperial Japanese Navy during World War II. She and her sister ship, Musashi, were the heaviest and most powerfully armed ba...

Destroyer (Arleigh Burke Class)

The Arleigh Burke class of guided missile destroyers, one of the destroyer classes of the United States Navy. It is the first destroyer built around the Aegis combat system and the SPY-1D multi-function phased array radar. The first ship was commissioned o...

MS Riverdance

The Riverdance was a RORO ferry formerly in service with Seatruck Ferries on the Irish Sea. Her normal route was Heysham - Warrenpoint. On 31 January 2008 at 19:30 the MS Riverdance was "broadsided" by a wave, causing the cargo to shift. At 19:45 the capta...

Icebreaker

An icebreaker is a special-purpose ship or boat designed to move and navigate through ice-covered waters. For a ship to be considered an icebreaker, it requires three traits most normal ships lack: a strengthened hull, an ice-clearing shape, and the power ...

USNS Comfort

USNS Comfort (T-AH-20) is the third United States Navy ship to bear the name Comfort, and the second Mercy-class hospital ship to join the navy fleet. The USNS prefix identifies the Comfort as a non-commissioned ship owned by the U.S. Navy and crewed by ci...

Suisun Bay Reserve Fleet

The Suisun Bay Reserve Fleet is located on the northwest side of Suisun Bay (the northern portion of the greater San Francisco Bay estuary). The fleet is within a regulated navigation area that is about 4 1/2 miles and 1/2 mile wide. It begins just north o...

MV Liberty Star

MV Liberty Star is one of two NASA-owned and United Space Alliance operated merchant vessels serving as recovery ships. Each is used in retrieving spent Solid Rocket Boosters (SRB's) following the launch of Space Shuttle missions. Her sister is the MV Free...

SS America (1940)

SS America was an ocean liner built in 1940 for the United States Lines and designed by the noted naval architect William Francis Gibbs. She carried many names in the 54 years between her construction and her 1994 wrecking, as she served as the SS America ...

SS Edmund Fitzgerald

SS Edmund Fitzgerald (nicknamed "Mighty Fitz," "The Fitz," or "The Big Fitz") was an American Great Lakes freighter launched on June 8, 1958. Fitzgerald left Superior, Wisconsin, on the afternoon of Sunday, November 9, 1975, under the command of Captain Er...

Battleship Cove

Battleship Cove, located in Fall River, Massachusetts, is a nonprofit maritime museum and war memorial that traces its origins to the wartime crew of the World War II battleship USS Massachusetts. This dedicated veterans group was responsible for the donat...

Drydock

A drydock (also commonly dry dock) is a narrow basin or vessel that can be flooded to allow a load to be floated in, then drained to allow that load to come to rest on a dry platform. Drydocks are used for the construction, maintenance, and repair of ships...

MS Oasis of the Seas

MS Oasis of the Seas is an Oasis-class cruise ship in the fleet of Royal Caribbean International. The first of her class, she is expected to be joined by her sister ship Allure of the Seas in December 2010. Both vessels are expected to cruise the Caribbean...

ROKS Cheonan (PCC-772)

Cheonan was launched in November 1989 from Hyundai Heavy Industries. The ship's primary mission was coastal patrol, with an emphasis on anti-submarine operations. The Cheonan was one of the ships involved in the First Battle of Yeonpyeong in 1999. It is al...

St Lawrence Seaway

The St. Lawrence Seaway is the common name for a system of canals that permits ocean-going vessels to travel from the Atlantic Ocean to the North American Great Lakes, as far as Lake Superior. Legally it extends from Montreal to Lake Erie, including the We...

USS Constitution

USS Constitution is a wooden-hulled, three-masted heavy frigate of the United States Navy. Named after the Constitution of the United States of America by President George Washington, she is the oldest commissioned naval vessel afloat in the world.[Note 1]...

HMS Hood

HMS Hood (pennant number 51) was a battlecruiser of the Royal Navy, and considered the pride of the Royal Navy in the interwar period and during the early period of World War II. She was one of four Admiral class battlecruisers ordered in mid-1916 under th...

Battlecruiser Kirov

Kirov, the lead ship of her class of missile cruisers, is one of the major and biggest surface warships of the Russian Navy, though it was originally built for the Soviet Navy. It is one of the biggest warships of the world and is similar in size to a Worl...

Soviet Aircraft Carrier Varyag

Varyag was to be an Admiral Kuznetsov class multirole aircraft carrier. She was known as Riga when her keel was laid down at Nikolayev South (formerly Shipyard 444) in Nikolayev December 6, 1985, and she was launched December 4, 1988, but she was renamed V...

USS Intrepid CV-11

USS Intrepid (CV/CVA/CVS-11), also known as The Fighting "I", is one of 24 Essex-class aircraft carriers built during World War II for the United States Navy. She is the fourth US Navy ship to bear the name. Commissioned in August 1943, Intrepid participat...

Achille Lauro

The Achille Lauro, originally the Willem Ruys, a passenger liner, was a cruise ship based in Naples, Italy. She is most remembered for her 1985 hijacking. Ordered in 1938, her keel was laid in 1939 at Vlissingen, Netherlands, for Rotterdamsche Lloyd. Inter...

SS United States

SS United States is an ocean liner built in 1952 for the United States Lines. At 53,329 long tons, she is the largest ocean liner to date built entirely in the United States and still holds the record for the fastest westbound transatlantic crossing. In 19...

German Battleship Tirpitz

Tirpitz was the second Bismarck class battleship of the German Kriegsmarine, sister ship of Bismarck, named after Admiral Alfred von Tirpitz. She only participated in one combat operation, which was the only time she fired against enemy targets. She never ...

Emma Maersk

Emma Maersk is a container ship owned by the A. P. Moller-Maersk Group. When she was launched, Emma Maersk was the largest container ship ever built. As of 2009 she and her 7 sister ships are the longest container ships constructed and the longest ships cu...

HMS Ardent

HMS Ardent (F184) was a Royal Navy type 21 frigate, built by Yarrow Shipbuilders Ltd, Glasgow, Scotland. Ardent participated in the Falklands War. On 21 May 1982, whilst lying in Falkland Sound and supporting Operation Sutton by bombarding the Argentine ai...

Sunday Times Golden Globe Race

The Sunday Times Golden Globe Race was a non-stop, single-handed, round-the-world yacht race, held in 19681969, and was the first round-the-world yacht race. The race was controversial due to the failure by most competitors to finish the race and because ...

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