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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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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)
Big Golden Book of Boats and Ships
by Patricia Relf
from Golden Books
for 4th-6th grade
in Ships, Boats & Submarines (Location: B02-00E)
Boats and Ships
Voyages of Discovery
by Jack Coggins, ed.
from Scholastic Inc.
for 4th-6th grade
in Ships, Boats & Submarines (Location: B02-00E)
Brendan Voyage
Modern Library Exploration
by Tim Severin
from Modern Library
for 10th-Adult
in 20th & 21st Century Literature (Location: CLT-20C)
Clipper Ship Days
Landmark #22
by John Jennings
from Random House
for 5th-9th grade
in American Landmark Books (Location: A10-04D)
Draw 50 Boats, Ships, Trucks, and Trains
by Lee Ames
from Watson-Guptill
for 3rd-8th grade
in Draw 50 (Location: ART-01E)
Draw 50 Buildings and Other Structures
by Lee Ames
Reprint from Watson-Guptill
for 3rd-8th grade
in Draw 50 (Location: ART-01E)
Draw 50 Princesses
by Lee Ames
from Watson-Guptill
for 3rd-8th grade
in Draw 50 (Location: ART-01E)
Draw 50 Vehicles
by Lee Ames
Reprint from Watson-Guptill
for 3rd-8th grade
in Draw 50 (Location: ART-01E)
Draw the Draw 50 Way
by Lee Ames
Reprint from Watson-Guptill
for 3rd-8th grade
in Draw 50 (Location: ART-01E)
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)
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)
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)
Ghost Liners
by Rick Archbold
from Little, Brown & Company
for 1st-6th grade
in Titanic & 20th Century Disasters (Location: B01-22D)
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)
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)
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)
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)
Monitor & the Merrimac
Landmark #16
by Fletcher Pratt
from Random House
for 5th-9th grade
in American Landmark Books (Location: A10-04D)
Mutiny on the Bounty
by Patrick O'Brien
from Walker and Company
for 2nd-4th grade
in Ships, Boats & Submarines (Location: B02-00E)
Mysterious Voyage of Captain Kidd
Landmark #122
by A.B.C. Whipple
from Random House
for 5th-9th grade
in American Landmark Books (Location: A10-04D)
Oars, Sails and Steam
by Edwin Tunis
from Johns Hopkins University Press
in Ships, Boats & Submarines (Location: B02-00E)
Old Ironsides: The Fighting Constitution
Landmark #51
by Harry Hansen
from Random House
for 5th-8th grade
in American Landmark Books (Location: A10-04D)
Old Ship Figureheads - Coloring Book
Dover Coloring Books
by John Batchelor
from Dover Publications
for 2nd-6th grade
in Dover Coloring Books (Location: A01-DOV)
Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea
for 9th-Adult
in Ships, Boats & Submarines (Location: B02-00E)
Sailing-Ship
by Romola Anderson
from Bonanza Books
for 9th-Adult
in Ships, Boats & Submarines (Location: B02-00E)
Seabird
by Holling C. Holling
from Houghton Mifflin
Realistic fiction for 3rd-8th grade
1949 Newbery Honor Book
in BF Geography (Location: B04-01B)
Secrets of a Submarine
by Sally M. Walker
from Carolrhoda Books, Inc.
for 4th-8th grade
in 20th Century Exploration (Location: B01-21A)
Ships
Usborne Beginners: Level 2
by Emily Bone
from Usborne
for Preschool-2nd grade
in Usborne Beginners (Location: CPB-05B)
Ships - Coloring Book
Educational Read & Color Books
by Peter & Linda Spizzirri
from Spizzirri Press
for 2nd-5th grade
in Educational Read & Color Books (Location: A02-01)
Ships and Boats
by Chris Oxlade
from Shooting Star Press
for 4th-6th grade
in Ships, Boats & Submarines (Location: B02-00E)
Shipwrecks and Sunken Treasures - Coloring Book
Dover Coloring Books
by Peter F. Copeland
from Dover Publications
for 2nd-6th grade
in Dover Coloring Books (Location: A01-DOV)
Steamboaters
by Harry Sinclair Drago
from Bramhall House
for 7th-Adult
in Ships, Boats & Submarines (Location: B02-00E)
Story of Boats
by Gillian Hutchinson
from Troll Communications
for 3rd-5th grade
in Ships, Boats & Submarines (Location: B02-00E)
Story of Submarines
Landmark #102
by George Weller
from Random House
for 5th-9th grade
in American Landmark Books (Location: A10-04D)
Story of the Clipper Ships
Cornerstones of Freedom
by R. Conrad Stein
from Children's Press
for 4th-6th Grade
in Ships, Boats & Submarines (Location: B02-00E)
Titanic - Coloring Book
Dover Coloring Books
by Peter F. Copeland
from Dover Publications
for 2nd-6th grade
in Dover Coloring Books (Location: A01-DOV)
We Were There on the Nautilus
We Were There #35
by Robert N. Webb
from Grosset & Dunlap
for 5th-9th grade
in We Were There Series (Location: A10-04G)
What's Inside? Boats
What's Inside?
from DK Publishing
for Preschool- 3rd Grade
in Ships, Boats & Submarines (Location: B02-00E)
Who Was Ernest Shackleton?
by James Buckley
from Grosset & Dunlap
for 3rd-6th grade
in Who Was? biographies (Location: A12-06B)
World War II Warships - Coloring Book
Dover Coloring Books
by John Batchelor
from Dover Publications
for 2nd-6th grade
in Dover Coloring Books (Location: A01-DOV)