All about ships

The first ship was made in the year 1805 in Egypt, which was used for transporting the dead pharoh\'s to heaven. A ship has a total of 32 sails made from canvas and is rigged by 43 kilometres o

Published: 13th January 2012 01:09 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 06:14 PM   |  A+A-

The first ship was made in the year 1805 in Egypt, which was used for transporting the dead pharoh's to heaven. A ship has a total of 32 sails made from canvas and is rigged by 43 kilometres of rope. A ship has many deck at different levels. The quarter deck is where the officers stood and showed their orders.

Ships are of many varieties depending on the use its put to. In the olden days, ships were largely used for either transport or war.

War ships had about 104 cannons around its lower deck the ship. Clipper ship, the tea clipper Cutty Sark was a fast cargo ship launched in 1869. It brought tea from China to England in 1875 and then wool from Australia. After some years latest liners came into modern era.

The first ship which came into use was the fishing trawler and then warships. The biggest warships ever made is the Navy's Nimitz class aircraft carries. They are giant heavily powered ships with crews of 6000. These ships also serve as floating airports than can carry war planes any where in the world. Each ship is 332 metres long and weighs 92000 tonnes. The USS lowa is designed to fire all its guns at the same time, was made in the year 1991.

After war ships, passenger ships became more popular, the capacity and luxury of these ships growing every year. Queen Mary II is currently the biggest cruise liner in the world. It is 345 metres long, making it the longest, besides being the tallest, widest and most expensive passenger ship ever built. It carries up to 2620 passengers on 17 decks. There is enough space inside for shops, a library, theatre and ten restaurants along with five swimming pools. The engines are as powerful as 200 racing cars. They drive generators to make electricity. At full power these make enough electricity to light a small city.

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