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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.

A true submarine can remain underwater for an indefinite period of time. [©Jupiter Images, 2009]

Boats and Ships

When were the first nuclear-powered vessels launched?

Find information on nuclear power as it applies to ships.

In four years 2,770 Liberty ships were built for World War II. [©Jupiter Images, 2009]

Boats and Ships

Who created the Liberty ship?

Learn about the man behind the cargo Liberty ship.

Navy subs use a sophisticated form of dead reckoning to retain secrecy. [©Jupiter Images, 2009]

Boats and Ships

What is dead reckoning?

Learn about dead reckoning as it applies to boating.

The Mediterranean cypress can grow up to 80 feet tall. [©Jupiter Images, 2009]

Boats and Ships

Which type of wood was used to build Noah's ark?

Learn about the durable wood that was used to build Noah's ark.

The largest ship in the world weighs in at 622,571.5 tons. [©Jupiter Images, 2009]

Boats and Ships

What is the world's largest ship?

Learn about a few of the world's largest ships.

Starboad evolved from the Old English word "steorbords." [©Jupiter Images, 2009]

Boats and Ships

Why is the right side of a ship called starboard?

Discover why starboard is a common boating term for the right side of a vessel.

A ship's loadline indicates how much weight a merchant ship can hold. [©Jupiter Images, 2008]

Boats and Ships

What does the term loadline mean in shipping?

Find out what the term loadline means and how it originated.

The MiG-19 was capable of supersonic speed in level flight. [©Jupiter Images, 2009]

Boats and Ships

Why was the designation MiG chosen for the Soviet fighter plane used in World War II?

Learn how the MiG fighter plane earned its name.

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