Types of Ships

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Can you name the types of sea-going ships, both ancient and modern?

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FeaturesShip Type
Ship armed with cannon, like a galley, but propelled mainly by sail
Square-rigged, two masted warship
Three-masted vessel adaptable to either lateen or square rigged sails, used by Columbus
Greek sailing vessel with single square sail
Wooden ships of composite construction sheathed in thick iron plates
Ships with two or more masts, both with fore- and aft-sails
Traditional Arab sailing vessel with one or more lateen sails
Largest of the Viking vessels and used as war-ships
FeaturesShip Type
Standard vessel for trade and exploration in mid-16th century Europe, Spanish origin
Greek vessel with three rows of oars on each side of Phoenician origin
Large, three- or four-masted multi-decked sailing vessel used by European nations during the Age of Exploration
Vessel primarily used by the Barbary Corsairs with three lateen-rigged masts
Long, fast ship with three or four masts used after the Napoleonic Wars in trade
Three-masted square-rigged warship with two full decks
Small, maneuverable warship used for coastal patrol
Common whaling vessel with two masts with square rigged sails

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Created Dec 22, 2009ReportNominate
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