Ships

Some articles on ships, ship:

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 ... the UK deployed a total of twenty-two frigates, seven supply ships, nine tug-boats and three auxiliary ships to protect its 40 fishing trawlers ... 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 ...
USS Congress (1799) - Quasi-War
... off on her maiden voyage 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 ...
Essex (disambiguation) - Transportation
... 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 Navy Essex (ship), any of several civilian ships Essex (whal ...
Franklin, Virginia - History - The Civil War
... 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 ... In the end, the Confederate attempts failed as no soldiers were captured and no ships were lost ...
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 ... Navy Abel Parker Upshur came to office that the ship was finished ...

Famous quotes containing the word ships:

    Haven’t you heard, though,
    About the ships where war has found them out
    At sea, about the towns where war has come
    Through opening clouds at night with droning speed
    Further o’erhead than all but stars and angels
    And children in the ships and in the towns?
    Robert Frost (1874–1963)

    The ships we sank with women and children aboard. The lifeboats we shelled. Mmm ... we were good at that.
    Emeric Pressburger (1902–1988)

    The northern sky rose high and black
    Over the proud unfruitful sea,
    East and west the ships came back
    Happily or unhappily....
    Philip Larkin (1922–1986)