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After 1660 ships were often set aside for hospital use. [©Shutterstock, 2010]

Boats and Ships

When was the first hospital ship built?

Learn about the first hospital ship on record, the Goodwill.
The first recorded hospital ship was England's Goodwill. Learn about it and the USS Relief, a U.S. hospital ship.

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Boating equipment consists of both saftey and leisure gear. [©Jupiter Images, 2009]

Boats and Ships

Boating Equipment

Learn which boating equipment is essential to both safety and enjoyment on the water.

Standard boat safety equipment includes lifejackets. [©Jupiter Images, 2009]

Boats and Ships

Boat Safety

Boat safety includes having all the proper equipment and observing all rules.

Boat repair and maintenance are necessary for safe sailing. [©Jupiter Images, 2009]

Boats and Ships

Boat Repair

Learn why boat repair and regular maintenance are essential to keeping a craft seaworthy.

Those who are serious about boat repair may consider attending a marine training school for a formal boat repair education. [©Jupiter Images, 2009]

Boats and Ships

Boat Repair How-To

Brush up on your boat repair how-to.

Tank was a secret word used to keep the purpose of these vehicles ambiguous. [©Jupiter Images, 2009]

Boats and Ships

Where did the military tank get its name?

Learn how tank became the code word to describe common military vehicles.

When submerged, submarines use sonar for navigation and communication. [©Jupiter Images, 2009]

Boats and Ships

How do submerged submarines communicate?

Learn more about the sonar capabilities of a submerged submarines.

A riverboat with passengers. [©2008 Jupiter Images]

Boats and Ships

Where does the term "mark twain" originate?

Learn where the term "mark twain" originated, and what it means.

There are number of methods for calculating the tonnage of a ship that factor in everything from gross weight to water displacement. [©Jupiter Images, 2008]

Boats and Ships

How is a ship's tonnage calculated?

Learn about the different methods for calculating a ship's tonnage.

Boats moored and waiting to sail. [© Jupiter Images, 2009]

Boats and Ships

Boats

Get the basics on different types of boats, from sailboats to pontoons.

The Titanic was traveling at 22 knots when it struck an iceberg. [©Jupiter Images, 2009]

Boats and Ships

Why did the Titanic sink?

Learn the circumstances behind the Titanic disaster.

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