A sailing ship firing
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A model of a sailing ship
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ship or vessel, in traditional terminology, refers to any seagoing vessel. As mankind took to flight, the term was also applied to airships.
Earth, ships were the primary tools of the US Navy and Royal Navy, spanning several centuries. Seagoing ships would continue to be used in a similar capacity by the Federation Naval Patrol well into the 24th century. ( : " VOY ")
Thirty Days Rishon Uxbridge first met Kevin Uxbridge on a ship at sea when she was traveling with her parents. ( : " TNG ")
Once mankind began traveling the
stars, the specialized ships they used were known as starships. Still, the term ship was commonly applied to these craft as well.
2151, the starship encountered the Enterprise NX-01 Akaali, a civilization which utilized a type of ship known as a clipper ship. ( : " ENT ")
2293, Montgomery Scott bought a boat in anticipation of his retirement. ( )
Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country
In the novelization of , one of the reasons that Star Trek Iowa was chosen as the construction site for the USS was its proximity to the shipping lanes along the Mississippi River - suggesting that, on Earth, maritime activity is still alive and well in the 23rd century. Enterprise
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