Some historical types of ships and boats
BarqueA sailing vessel with three or more masts, fore-and-aft rigged on only the aftermost.
BarquentineA sailing vessel with three or more masts, square-rigged only on the foremast.
BattleshipA large, heavily-armoured and heavily-gunned warship. A term which generally post-dates sailing warships.
BiremeAn ancient vessel, propelled by two banks of oars.
BrigA two-masted, square-rigged vessel.
A two-masted vessel, square-rigged on the foremast and fore-and-aft rigged on the main.
A much smaller, two, sometimes three-masted ship.
ClipperA fast multiple-masted sailing ship, generally used by merchants because of their speed capablities.
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GalleassA sailing and rowing warship, equally well suited to sailing and rowing.
LongshipA Viking raiding ship
Paddle steamerA steam-propelled, paddle-driven vessel, a name commonly applied to nineteenth century excursion steamers.
A type of battleship of the late 19th century to early 20th century, characterized by having a mixed offensive battery, in contrast to the "all-big-gun" Dreadnought type battleships.
QuinqueremeAn ancient warship propelled by three banks of oars. On the upper row three rowers hold one oar, on the middle row - two rowers, and on the lower row - one man to an oar.
SchoonerA fore and aft-rigged vessel with two or more masts of which the foremast is shorter than the main.
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SteamshipA ship propelled by a steam engine.
TriremeAn ancient warship propelled by three banks of oars.