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Ships, Boats & Submarines

A ship is a large vessel that floats on water; shipsare generally distinguished from boats based on size. Ships may be found on lakes, seas, and rivers and they allow for a variety of activities, such as the transport of persons or goods, fishing, entertainment, public safety, and warfare. Ships and boats have developed alongside mankind. In major wars, and in day to day life, they have become an integral part of modern commercial and military systems. Fishing boats are used by millions of fishermen throughout the world. Military forces operate highly sophisticated vessels to transport and support forces ashore. Commercial vessels, nearly 35,000 in number, carried 7.4 billion tons of cargo in 2007.

A boat is a watercraft designed to float or plane on water, and provide transport over it. 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 something small enough to be carried aboard another vessel (a ship). Some boats too large for the naval definition include the Great Lakes freighter, riverboat, narrowboat and ferryboat.

The term submarine most commonly refers to large manned autonomous vessels, though it can also refer to medium sized or smaller vessels, Remotely Operated Vehicles, or robots. Submarines are referred to as "boats" for historical reasons because vessels deployed from a ship are referred to as boats. The first submarines were launched in such a manner.

Although experimental submarines had been built before, submarine design took off during the 19th century. Submarines were first widely used in World War I, and feature in many large navies. Military usage ranges from attacking enemy ships or submarines, aircraft carrier protection, blockade running, ballistic missile submarines as part of a nuclear strike force, reconnaissance and covert insertion of special forces. Civilian uses for submarines include marine science, salvage, exploration and facility inspection/maintenance. Submarines can also be specialised to a function such as search and rescue, or undersea cable repair.

Most large submarines comprise a cylindrical body with conical ends and a vertical structure, usually located amidships, which houses communications and sensing devices as well as periscopes. A "conning tower" was a feature of earlier designs: a separate pressure hull above the main body of the boat that allowed the use of shorter periscopes. There is a propeller (or pump jet) at the rear and various hydrodynamic control fins as well as ballast tanks. Smaller, deep diving and specialty submarines may deviate significantly from this traditional layout.

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by Scott O'Dell
from Houghton Mifflin
for 4th-9th grade
Hans Christian Andersen Award
in Historical Fiction (Location: A05-01A)
$8.00 (1 in stock)
American Sailing Ships - Coloring Book
Dover Coloring Books
by Peter F. Copeland
from Dover Publications
for 2nd-6th grade
in Dover Coloring Books (Location: A01-DOV)
$3.99
American Ship Models
by V. R. Grimwood
from Bonanza Books
for 9th-Adult
in Clearance: History & Biographies (Location: BLG-07D)
$2.00 (1 in stock)
And What About Sailing Ships
by Amanda Bennett
for 1st-7th grade
in Clearance: History & Biographies (Location: BLG-07D)
$2.00 (1 in stock)
Arts of the Sailor
by Hervey Garrett Smith
Reprint from Dover Publications
for 5th-Adult
in Dangerous Books for Kids (Location: CGA-10A)
$5.00 (1 in stock)
Atlantic Schooners
by H. F. Pullen
from Brunswick Press
for 2nd-8th grade
in Clearance: History & Biographies (Location: BLG-07D)
$3.00 (1 in stock)
Attack of the Turtle
by Drew Carlson
from Eerdmans
for 4th-8th grade
$2.00 (1 in stock)
Battleships and Battlecruisers
by Richard Humble
from Connoisseur
for 5th-Adult
in Clearance: History & Biographies (Location: BLG-07D)
$3.00 (1 in stock)
Big Golden Book of Boats and Ships
by Patricia Relf
from Golden Books
for 4th-6th grade
in Ships, Boats & Submarines (Location: B02-00E)
$5.00 (1 in stock)
Birdie's Lighthouse
by Deborah Hopkinson
1st edition from Atheneum
for 1st-3rd grade
in Clearance: Picture Books (Location: CLE)
$3.00 (1 in stock)
Boats and Ships
Voyages of Discovery
by Jack Coggins, ed.
from Scholastic Inc.
for 4th-6th grade
in Ships, Boats & Submarines (Location: B02-00E)
$9.00 (1 in stock)
Bounty Ships of France
by Alan John Villiers
from Charles Scribner's Sons
for 8th-Adult
in Clearance: History & Biographies (Location: BLG-07D)
$4.00 (1 in stock)
Brendan Voyage
Modern Library Exploration
by Tim Severin
from Modern Library
for 10th-Adult
in 20th & 21st Century Literature (Location: CLT-20C)
$19.00
Clipper Ship Days
Landmark #22
by John Jennings
from Random House
for 5th-9th grade
in American Landmark Books (Location: A10-04D)
Coloring Book of Ships
from Bellerophon Books
for 1st-3rd grade
in Clearance: History & Biographies (Location: BLG-07D)
$2.00 (1 in stock)
Cut & Assemble Columbus' "Santa Maria"
by A. G. Smith
1st edition from Dover Publications
for 4th-7th grade
in Paper Cut-Out Models (Location: CGA-06B)
$5.00 (1 in stock)
Disaster Log of Ships
by Jim Gibbs
from Bonanza Publishing
for 8th-Adult
in Clearance: History & Biographies (Location: BLG-07D)
$4.00 (1 in stock)
DK Eyewitness: Boat
DK Eyewitness Series
by Eric, Kentley
from Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.
Science Reference for 4th-8th grade
in Clearance: History & Biographies (Location: BLG-07D)
$4.00 (2 in stock)
Draw 50 Boats, Ships, Trucks, and Trains
by Lee Ames
from Watson-Guptill
for 3rd-8th grade
in Draw 50 (Location: ART-01E)
$9.99
Draw 50 Buildings and Other Structures
by Lee Ames
Reprint from Watson-Guptill
for 3rd-8th grade
in Draw 50 (Location: ART-01E)
$9.99
Draw 50 Princesses
by Lee Ames
from Watson-Guptill
for 3rd-8th grade
in Draw 50 (Location: ART-01E)
$9.99
Draw 50 Vehicles
by Lee Ames
Reprint from Watson-Guptill
for 3rd-8th grade
in Draw 50 (Location: ART-01E)
$9.99
Draw the Draw 50 Way
by Lee Ames
Reprint from Watson-Guptill
for 3rd-8th grade
in Draw 50 (Location: ART-01E)
$9.99
Dreadnoughts
Seafarers
by David Howarth
from Time-Life Books
for 6th-12th grade
in Nautical History (Location: B02-00E)
$6.50 (1 in stock)
Duncan Cameron's Shipwreck Detective
by Duncan Cameron
from DK Children
for 4th-8th grade
in 20th Century Exploration (Location: B01-21A)
$12.00 (1 in stock)
Exploring the Bismarck
by Robert D. Ballard
from Scholastic Inc.
for 3rd-6th grade
in Clearance: History & Biographies (Location: BLG-07D)
$2.00 (2 in stock)
Famous Pirates of the New World
World Landmark #35
by A. B. C Whipple
from Random House
for 5th-8th grade
in World Landmark Books (Location: A10-04D)
Famous Ships
by Leon Baxter
for 3rd-7th grade
in Ships, Boats & Submarines (Location: B02-00E)
$4.00 (2 in stock)
Ferryboats on the Columbia River
by Robert H. Ruby, John A. Brown
from Superior Publishing Company
for 7th-Adult
in Pacific Northwest (Location: B03-00A)
$8.00 (1 in stock)
Flat-tops: The Story of Aircraft Carriers
Landmark #121
by Edmund Castillo
from Random House
for 5th-9th grade
in American Landmark Books (Location: A10-04D)
Geoffrey Regan's Book of Naval Blunders
by Geoffrey Regan
Reprint from Andre Deutsch
for 8th-12th grade
in Nautical History (Location: B02-00E)
$8.50 (1 in stock)
Ghost Liners
by Rick Archbold
from Little, Brown & Company
for 1st-6th grade
in Titanic & 20th Century Disasters (Location: B01-22D)
$6.00 (2 in stock)
Good Shepherd
by C.S. Forester
from Little, Brown & Company
for 8th-Adult
$5.00 (1 in stock)
Great American Harbors
by Robert Carse
from W. W. Norton and Co.
for 4th-8th grade
in Clearance: History & Biographies (Location: BLG-07D)
$1.00 (1 in stock)
Great Lakes: Shipwrecks and Survivals
by William Ratigan
from Eerdmans
for 6th-10th grade
in Clearance: History & Biographies (Location: BLG-07D)
$3.00 (1 in stock)
Head Full of Notions
by Andy Russell Bowen
from Carolrhoda Books, Inc.
Biography for 4th-8th grade
in Clearance: History & Biographies (Location: BLG-07D)
$2.00 (1 in stock)
Historic Sailing Ships - Coloring Book
Dover Coloring Books
by Tre Tryckare Company
from Dover Publications
for 2nd-6th grade
in Dover Coloring Books (Location: A01-DOV)
$3.95
History of the American Sailing Navy
by Howard I. Chapelle
from Bonanza Books
for Adult
in Clearance: History & Biographies (Location: BLG-07D)
$6.00 (1 in stock)
Hudson River and Erie Canal
Crossing America Series
by Ted Henson, Ann Lockledge
from Instructional Fair
for 5th-8th grade
in United States Geography (Location: B04-04E)
$3.50 (1 in stock)
I Have Not Yet Begun to Fight
by Elaine Marie Alphin & Arthur B. Alphin
from Carolrhoda Books, Inc.
for 3rd-6th grade
in Biographies (Location: A12-01A)
$3.50 (3 in stock)
Illustrated Guide to Sailing Ships
by Christopher Chant
Library ed from Marshall Cavendish Education
for 4th-8th grade
in Ships, Boats & Submarines (Location: B02-00E)
$7.50 (1 in stock)
Jane's Naval History of World War II
from HarperCollins
for 7th-Adult
in Nautical History (Location: B02-00E)
$10.00 (1 in stock)
Keystone Battlewagon - U.S.S. Pennsylvania (BB-38)
Warship Series #2
by Myron J. Smith
1st edition
for 7th-10th grade
in Nautical History (Location: B02-00E)
$4.00 (1 in stock)
Lighthouses
by Arthur Smith
from Houghton Mifflin
for 4th-8th grade
in Ships, Boats & Submarines (Location: B02-00E)
$8.50 (1 in stock)
Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge
by Hildegarde H. Swift & Lynd Ward
from Houghton Mifflin
for Preschool-2nd grade
in Picture Books (Location: CPB-03)
$8.00
Man Who Saved Robinson Crusoe
by James Poling
from W. W. Norton and Co.
for 7th-Adult
in 20th & 21st Century Literature (Location: CLT-20C)
$10.00 (1 in stock)
Men, Ships, and the Sea
by Capt. Alan Villiers
from National Geographic
for 7th-12th grade
in Ships, Boats & Submarines (Location: B02-00E)
$4.00 (1 in stock)
Men-of-War
Seafarers
by David Howarth
1st edition from Time-Life Books
for 6th-12th grade
in Nautical History (Location: B02-00E)
$6.50 (1 in stock)
Mississippi River
Crossing America Series
by Ted Henson, Ann Lockledge
from Instructional Fair
for 5th-8th grade
in United States Geography (Location: B04-04E)
$3.50 (1 in stock)
Modern Naval Combat
by David Miller & Chris Miller
from Crescent Books
for 5th-Adult
in Nautical History (Location: B02-00E)
$6.00 (1 in stock)
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