Ships

Some articles on ships, ship:

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, with frequent heavy firing of musketry ... 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 ... 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 injuries and deaths ...
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 ... not until Secretary of the Navy Abel Parker Upshur came to office that the ship was finished ...
Essex (disambiguation) - Transportation
... 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 Navy Essex (ship), any of several ...
USS Congress (1799) - Quasi-War
... 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 ...

Famous quotes containing the word ships:

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

    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)

    Oh, let me midlife mourn by the shrined
    And druid herons’ vows
    The voyage to ruin I must run,
    Dawn ships clouted aground,
    Yet, though I cry with tumbledown tongue,
    Count my blessings aloud....
    Dylan Thomas (1914–1953)