Ships

Some articles on ships, ship:

Essex (disambiguation) - Transportation
... Ford Essex V4 engine Ford Essex V6 engine USS Essex, any of several US Navy ships Essex class aircraft carrier, named for the lead ship HMS Essex, five ships of the Royal ...
USS Cumberland (1842)
... She was the first ship sunk by the ironclad CSS Virginia ... to build several ships-of-the-line and several new frigates, of which Cumberland was to be one ... Secretary of the Navy Abel Parker Upshur came to office that the ship was finished ...
Franklin, Virginia - History - The Civil War
... Franklin on the Blackwater River, a band of local Confederates opened fire on the ships ... As stated by an officer aboard one of the ships, "The fighting was the same—Here and there high banks with dense foliage, a narrow and very crooked stream, with frequent heavy firing of musketry." In all ... In the end, the Confederate attempts failed as no soldiers were captured and no ships were lost ...
History Of Iceland - Republic of Iceland - Cod Wars
... Iceland deployed a total of eight ships six Coast Guard vessels and two Polish-built stern trawlers, to enforce her control over fishing rights ... In response, the UK deployed a total of twenty-two frigates, seven supply ships, nine tug-boats and three auxiliary ships to protect its 40 fishing ... While few shots were fired during the seven-month conflict, several ships were rammed on both sides, causing damage to the vessels and a few injuries and ...
USS Congress (1799) - Quasi-War
6 January 1800 sailing in company with Essex to escort merchant ships to the East Indies ... Congress made routine patrols escorting American merchant ships and seeking out French ships to capture ...

Famous quotes containing the word ships:

    A modern fleet of ships does not so much make use of the sea as exploit a highway.
    Joseph Conrad (1857–1924)

    And when we can with Meeter safe,
    We’ll call him so, if not plain Ralph,
    For Rhime the Rudder is of Verses,
    With which like Ships they steer their courses.
    Samuel Butler (1612–1680)

    I saw three ships go sailing by,
    Over the sea, the lifting sea....
    Philip Larkin (1922–1986)