Ships

Some articles on ships, ship:

Franklin, Virginia - History - The Civil War
... pass through Franklin on the Blackwater River, a band of local Confederates opened fire on the ships ... As stated by an officer aboard one of the ships, "The fighting was the same—Here and there high banks with dense foliage, a narrow and very crooked stream, with frequent heavy firing of musketry ... attempts failed as no soldiers were captured and no ships were lost ...
Essex (disambiguation) - Transportation
1919-1932 Ford Essex V4 engine Ford Essex V6 engine USS Essex, any of several US Navy ships Essex class aircraft carrier, named for the lead ship HMS Essex, five ships of the Royal Navy Essex (s ...
USS Cumberland (1842)
... She was the first ship sunk by the ironclad CSS Virginia ... to build several ships-of-the-line and several new frigates, of which Cumberland was to be one ... Secretary of the Navy Abel Parker Upshur came to office that the ship was finished ...
USS Congress (1799) - Quasi-War
... maiden voyage 6 January 1800 sailing in company with Essex to escort merchant ships to the East Indies ... made routine patrols escorting American merchant ships and seeking out French ships to capture ...

Famous quotes containing the word ships:

    I saw three ships go sailing by,
    Over the sea, the lifting sea....
    Philip Larkin (1922–1986)

    And when we can with Meeter safe,
    We’ll call him so, if not plain Ralph,
    For Rhime the Rudder is of Verses,
    With which like Ships they steer their courses.
    Samuel Butler (1612–1680)

    A modern fleet of ships does not so much make use of the sea as exploit a highway.
    Joseph Conrad (1857–1924)