Some historical types of ships and boats
BarqueA sailingvessel with three or more masts, fore-and-aft rigged on only the aftermost.
BarquentineA sailingvessel with three or more masts, square-rigged only on the foremast.
BattleshipA large,heavily-armoured and heavily-gunned warship. A term which generally post-datessailing warships.
BiremeAn ancientvessel, propelled by two banks of oars.
BrigAtwo-masted, square-rigged vessel.
Atwo-masted vessel, square-rigged on the foremast and fore-and-aft rigged on themain.
A muchsmaller, two, sometimes three-masted ship.
ClipperA fastmultiple-masted sailing ship, generally used by merchants because of theirspeed capablities.
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GalleassA sailingand rowing warship, equally well suited to sailing and rowing.
LongshipA Vikingraiding ship
Paddle steamerAsteam-propelled, paddle-driven vessel, a name commonly applied to nineteenthcentury excursion steamers.
A type ofbattleship of the late 19th century to early 20th century, characterized byhaving a mixed offensive battery, in contrast to the "all-big-gun"Dreadnought type battleships.
QuinqueremeAn ancientwarship propelled by three banks of oars. On the upper row three rowers holdone oar, on the middle row - two rowers, and on the lower row - one man to anoar.
SchoonerA fore andaft-rigged vessel with two or more masts of which the foremast is shorter thanthe main.
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SteamshipA shippropelled by a steam engine.
TriremeAn ancientwarship propelled by three banks of oars.