With very few exceptions (just a list of topics on various sites), descriptions are not my opinions but excerpts pulled from the sites.
All about Types of Ships
- Clipper Ships
- Clipper - name applied to a ship to indicate that it is a very fast sailer.
- The Clipper Ship Saga of the Seven Seas
- All about Clipper Ships. The site Web utilizes various picture material providing insight into the Clipper Ship Era.
- 18th & Early 19th Century Sailing Vessels
- All about warships, merchant ships, ship's boats, transports, and a glossary.
- Has a definition list of the types of ships.
- Maritime Transportation and Routes
- From its modest origins as Egyptian coastal sailships around 3,200 BC, maritime transportation has always been the dominant support of global trade.
- All About Ships
- Ship, vessel that is buoyant in the water and used to transport people or cargo from one place to another via rivers, lakes, or oceans.
- Sailing Ships
- Sailing ship is now used to refer to any large, wind-powered, vessel. In technical terms, a ship was a sailing vessel with a specific rig of at least three masts, square rigged on all of them, making the sailing adjective redundant.
- More about Ships
- During the age of sail, ship signified a ship-rigged vessel, that is, one with three or more masts, usually three, all square-rigged.
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History of Ships and Sailing
- History of Boats and Ships
- Boats of all kinds have been made by technologically primitive communities, and many continue to be made into the 20th century.
- Overseas Mail
- Mail across the seas.
- Shipbuilding in the 19th century
- The construction of any ship necessitated huge quantities of nails, barrels of pitch, oakum, cables of rope, paint, and linseed oil. The wood for ships (oak and pine) was available in the forest, but the trees still had to be reduced to timbers in a saw pit ...
- London Docks at Wapping
- Docks at Wapping were under construction even before the Regent's Canal and dock were finished. The London Dock Bill was passed in 1800 and the dock itself opened in 1805.
- Navigating the Seas
- How have ages of mariners managed to navigate across the seas? This site considers the tools available and how they were used.
- Trade at the Docks
- By the mid-19th century, much of the trade of the Port of London was seasonal - sugar from the West Indies, timber from the north, tea and spices from the Far East ...
- Life of a Sailor
- The jobs of a seaman aboard a schooner were many. Most merchant schooners carried a Captain or Sailing Master, who was sometimes the owner of the vessel.
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Life on a Ship
- Travel by sea in the 19th century
- Travel by sea in the late 18th & early 19th centuries was arduous, uncomfortable, and at times extremely dangerous. Men, women and children faced months of uncertainty and deprivation in cramped quarters, with the ever-present threat of shipwreck, disease and piracy.
- Life at Sea
- As an island nation, Britain has a long and close relationship with the sea. Maritime collections held in museums, archives and libraries across the country illustrate this relationship and give us insights into the many experiences and achievements of people, past and present.