Since the end of the age of sail a ship has been any large buoyant watercraft. Ships are generally distinguished from boats based on size and cargo or passenger capacity. Ships are used on lakes, seas, and rivers for a variety of activities, such as the transport of people or goods, fishing, entertainment, public safety, and warfare. Historically, a "ship" was a vessel with sails rigged in a specific manner.
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Some articles on ship:
... first "civilian" passenger to board the ship, on her voyage from the shipyard in Clydebank to drydock in Greenock ... in the rescue of some 500 passengers from the burning French Line ship Antilles ... team which parachuted into the sea to conduct a search of the ship ...
... construction to commemorate the earlier ship ... This ship was the fifth US Navy ship to bear the name in honor of the Revolutionary War Battle of Lexington ...
... (T-AGM-6) was a Watertown-class missile range instrumentation ship acquired by the U.S ... Navy in 1960 and converted from her Victory ship cargo configuration to a missile tracking ship, a role she retained for eleven years before being placed out of service in 1971 ...
... Two United States Navy ships have borne the name Tarawa, after the Pacific atoll that was the scene of a bloody fight in the Pacific War ... The second Tarawa (LHA-1) is an amphibious assault ship commissioned in 1976 ... This article includes a list of ships with the same or similar names ...
More definitions of "ship":
- (noun): A vessel that carries passengers or freight.
- (verb): Travel by ship.
- (verb): Hire for work on a ship.
- (verb): Place on board a ship.
Example: "Ship the cargo in the hold of the vessel"
Famous quotes containing the word ship:
“No man will be a sailor who has contrivance enough to get himself into a jail; for being in a ship is being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned.... A man in a jail has more room, better food and commonly better company.”
—Samuel Johnson (17091784)
“No stir in the air, no stir in the sea,
The ship was still as she could be;”
—Robert Southey (17741843)
“We want some coat woven of elastic steel, stout as the first, and limber as the second. We want a ship in these billows we inhabit. An angular, dogmatic house would be rent to chips and splinters, in this storm of many elements. No, it must be tight, and fit to the form of man, to live at all; as a shell is the architecture of a house founded on the sea.”
—Ralph Waldo Emerson (18031882)