15 of the OLDEST Ships Ever Found
At around 3,000-1,500 BC, the ships built by these people were already so advanced that their presence allowed them to travel all across Maritime Southeast Asia in the process known as the Austronesian Expansion.
10 of the Largest Ships and Yachts Ever Built!
Here are the largest ships and yachts, organized by type, ever built: Largest Cruise Ship - Oasis-Class - 1,181ft Source This title is shared by the three Oasis-class ships operated by the Royal Caribbean line. Oasis of the Seas was the first of the three ships to be built.
Why Are Ships Much Slower Than Other Vehicles?
Ships have enormous powerful engines compared to other vehicles like planes, cars, and trains. But why are they still so slow compared to all of these other forms of transportation? Well, there’s actually quite a neat explanation to this, and it has everything to do with water density.
Glimpse the Glamor Aboard These Luxurious Old Cruise Ships
The ships were built to be as beautiful as the most famous hotels in the world. There were plenty of staff to cater to passengers' every whim. The rooms were built so beautifully it beggars belief. Hollywood was able to entice European stars like Greta Garbo to America with this kind of travel.
These Ships Were Sailing Long Before You Were Born
MV Astoria Type: Ocean liner/cruise ship Year Built: 1946 Claim to Fame: Oldest cruise ship still in service This ship has a long and checkered history. Starting off life in Sweden as the Stockholm , this ship was sadly involved in one of the worst maritime disasters in history.
Watch the Building of Earth's Largest Ship!
101 years after the Titanic, the Maersk Triple E now claims the title of the world's largest ship - 400 meters long, weighing 165,000 tons. It took only three months to build this epic vessel in Korea. Let's watch, with this time lapse video made of more than 50,000 photos, how this was done...
Is This 40ft Shipping Container Home the Future?
This spectacular 40 foot Shipping Container Home is a great example of this - it's packed with clever space-saving features, is solar powered, collects rain water and can even sleep up to seven people.
Welcome to a Tour of the World's Largest Cruise Ship
The recently-launched MS Symphony of the Seas is the largest passenger ship in the world, with a gross tonnage of 228,021 tons. She's also 1,184 feet in length, 215 feet wide and 238 feet high.
The NYC Apartment Made of Shipping Containers!
The fascinating story of a couple who decided it was cheaper to use 2 shipping containers from the shipping yard instead of building a house in New York. They were the first to do so, but this concept is breaking ground around the world, when considering the high costs of building a house.
The Reason Why the Bottom of a Ship is Painted Red
The part of the ship that is usually submerged underwater is commonly painted a different color than the rest of the ship, with a bright red hue being one of the most popular choices.
These Gigantic Ships Make World Trade Possible
Before container shipping, such things had to be transported in parts and then assembled on land. Of course, everyone knows container ships are big but most people don't realize just how big they are... The largest container ship in the world is the size of 4 football fields!
The Incredible Wit and Logistics Behind Overnight Shipping
Just think about it, nowadays, you can ship a package from one corner of the world to another overnight. Isn’t that incredible? Incredibly expensive, too, of course, but have you ever wondered how it is actually possible to begin with?
This Has Got to Be One of the Eeriest Ghost Ship Stories
On October 11 1775, the whaling ship Herald was working the frigid waters off Greenland when it spotted a sailing ship.
These Ships Make Sure You Travel the Seas in Style
Each ship has its own unique quality, some more out-of-this-world than others. There is a cruise ship out there for everyone, designed top to bottom to make you get the most out of your trip.
Wow! This Sunken Ship is the Holy Grail of Shipwrecks!
Marine scientists from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) in Massachusetts say that that ship – whose sunken riches are estimated to be worth around $17 billion – was discovered by an autonomous underwater vehicle called Remus 6000, during a survey off Colombia’s Barú Peninsula.
How Do Massive Cruise Ships Keep Afloat in Stormy Weather?
Anyone who has been on a cruise ship can undoubtedly attest to the turbulent jolts and swayed movements of a boat during extreme weather conditions.
Hey Boat-Lovers! Here Are Some Ships You Haven't Heard Of
Xebec (By Nicolas Cammillieri, Wikimedia Commons ) You’ve probably seen something very close to this ship in pirate movies and old illustrations. From the 16th to the 19th century, most fast sailing ships in the Mediterranean Sea went by this name, or its alternate, Zebec.
Did You Know 11 Shipping Containers Make a Beautiful Home?
This is the extraordinary story of a man named Will Breaux, an ingenious designer who found a new and interesting way of building a house, using a material that is fireproof, storm-resistant and thoroughly strong and sturdy: shipping containers.
5 Famous Shipwrecks and Their Unbelievable Stories
This British ocean liner launched in 1907 was made to answer the rising demand for shipping cargo and passengers across the Trans-Atlantic shipping lanes.
Watch: Uncovering the Mysteries of the Bermuda Triangle
It is the site where dozens of airplanes and ships have mysteriously disappeared without so much as a distress signal. But, how on Earth is this possible? The video below offers a number of explanations, so take a look and see what you think.
These Photos Show the Hustle and Bustle of a WWII Shipyard
The very first ship to launch from the Bethlehem-Fairfield shipyard was the Liberty Ship SS Patrick Henry . President Roosevelt presided over the ceremony. The occasion came to be known as Liberty Fleet Day, and that’s because 14 ships were launched across the US on the very same day.
This Is One Ship You Have to See to Believe...
We're not trying to make you jealous here, we just appreciate a really beautiful vehicle of any kind, be it land, air or sea - this one definitely makes the 'wow' part of our lists. Marking a price..
The Eighth Wonder: How the Panama Canal Works
Often referred to as the Eighth Wonder, the Panama Canal is a famous shortcut for commercial ships traveling between the Pacific and the Atlantic oceans, but it’s so much more than just an artificial waterway connecting the two oceans.
Trivia Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Pirates?
True, women were seen as bad luck on a ship False, there were a number of famous pirate women What was the skull and bones flag called? The Jolly Roger Skulls-N'-Bones The Black Flag The Grinning Skull What was a pirate's famous favorite drink?