Ships

Narrowboat

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''Narrowboats'' were a type of shallow draught Vessels used in England, to traverse narrow Channels and Rivers. While they became an important method of not only travel, …

Japanese Gunboat ''Chiyodagata''

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The ''Chiyodagata'' was the first domestically built Imperial Japanese Warship. Launched in 1863, The Ship was a ''Gunboat'' – Class of Vessel. Japan, wishing to mo …

''Abaft''

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A Nautical (Sailing) Term, ''Abaft'' is relative to a Ship's Stern (or Rear). It is a Deck position used to measure distance from a Surface Object in relation to a portio …

''Above Board''

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''Above Board'' is a Nautical term which originated from The ''Age of Sail'' (17th to 18th Century AD). As Sailing Ships were of wooden construction then, Decks were join …

''Pagoda'' Mast

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The ''Pagoda'' Mast was a portion of Imperial Japanese Naval (Ship) construction which earned it's name from the similar shape of The Pagoda (a type of Japanese land arch …

SMS ''Weissenburg''

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One of Imperial Germany's first ''Ocean Going'' Warships – The SMS ''Weissenburg'' was launched in 1891 and joined The Imperial Navy in 1894. She was considered one …

''Princess Amelia''

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The Dutch Merchant Ship ''Princess Amelia'' conveyed Cargo and Passengers from Amsterdam (Holland) to The New World. Launched in 1634, She was part of The Ditch West Indi …

''River Queen''

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An American steam Paddle-Wheel Ship built in 1864, The ''River Queen'' (while not being a Warship or being involved in any ''heroic'' Naval Battles), served an important …

USS ''United States''

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The US Frigate ''United States'' was one of the (6) original Class Ships that constituted the entire American Navy at one point. The ''United States'' was Sister to The ' …

The ''Gorch Fock''

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The ''Gorch Fock'' is a German Naval Training Ship – built in 1958. It is a conventional ''3-Master'' (Full Rigged Sail Pattern), designed to train German Naval Cad …