A boat is a watercraft of any size designed to float or plane, to provide passage across water. Usually this water will be inland (lakes) or in protected coastal areas. However, boats such as the whaleboat were designed to be operated from a ship in an offshore environment. In naval terms, a boat is a vessel small enough to be carried aboard another vessel (a ship). Another less restrictive definition is a vessel that can be lifted out of the water. Strictly speaking and uniquely a submarine is a boat as defined by the Royal Navy. Some boats too large for the naval definition include the Great Lakes freighter, riverboat, narrow boat and ferryboat. The term armed boat, used primarily by English speaking naval forces, referred to any boat carrying either a cannon or armed occupants, such as marines.

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HMAS Advance (P 83) - Operational History
... Advance and three other patrol boats were in Darwin Harbour on 25 December 1974, when Cyclone Tracy hit ... From late 1977, the patrol boat was assigned to HMAS Waterhen in Sydney for patrols along Australia's eastern coast, but was redeployed elsewhere when necessary ... HMAS Ambush setting of the ABC television series Patrol Boat ...
Jaws: The Revenge - Production - Ending Changes
... filmed, Ellen rammed the shark with Michael's boat, mortally wounding it ... The shark then causes the boat to break apart with its death contortions, forcing the people on the boat to jump off to avoid going down with it ...
Lifeboat (film) - Plot
... stuck in a lifeboat in the North Atlantic after their ship and a U-boat sink each other in combat ... The woman sneaks off the boat while the other passengers sleep, drowning herself in the night ... Willi is later revealed to be the U-boat captain ...
USS L-5 (SS-44)
... Her keel was laid down on 14 May 1914 by Lake Torpedo Boat Company in Bridgeport, Connecticut ... The L-boats designed by Lake Torpedo Boat (L-5 through L-8) were built to slightly different specifications from the other L-boats, which were designed by Electric Boat, and are sometimes ...
Boat - Buoyancy
... See also Buoyancy A floating boat displaces its weight in water ... The material of the boat hull may be denser than water, but if this is the case then it forms only the outer layer ... If the boat floats, the mass of the boat (plus contents) as a whole divided by the volume below the waterline is equal to the density of water (1 kg/l) ...

Famous quotes containing the word boat:

    Casting me adrift, 3500 miles from a port of call. You’re sending me to my doom, eh? Well, you’re wrong, Christian! I’ll take this boat as she floats to England if I must. I’ll live to see you—all of you—hanging from the highest yardarms in the British fleet.
    Talbot Jennings (1896–1985)

    Let the space under the first storey be dark, let the water
    lap the stone posts, and vivid green slime glimmer
    upon them; let a boat be kept there.
    Denise Levertov (b. 1923)

    You and I were a couple of drunks on the sea of booze and the boat sank.
    —J.P. (James Pinckney)