This transportation ClipArt gallery offers 100 illustrations of steam-powered ships, including many images of the original steam boat built by Robert Fulton.

"Sectional view of diving bell and barge, employed on the River Clyde. All the appliances are worked by steam, rendering manual labour unnecessary. A is the Bell, which is raised and lowered by means of the Chain and Steam Winch B. c c are Seats within the Bell; d d, Footboards. E, Air-pipe entering the Bell at f, the air being supplied by Air-pump G driven by the Engine H. J is a Steam Crane for raising or lowering material. K K, Steam Winches for working moorings and shifting position of the barge." -Hill, 1921

Barge with Diving Bell

"Sectional view of diving bell and barge, employed on the River Clyde. All the appliances are worked…

An illustration of Baton Rouge, Louisiana from the Mississippi River. Baton Rouge is located in the southeast portion of the state along the Mississippi River. It owes it located and its historical importance to its site upon Istrouma Bluff, the first bluff upriver from the Mississippi delta, which protects the city's residents from flooding or other natural disasters.

Baton Rouge, LA

An illustration of Baton Rouge, Louisiana from the Mississippi River. Baton Rouge is located in the…

The Royal Navy's Hood class battle cruiser launched on 1918. The cruiser was used as an anti—torpedo destroyer. The cruiser contains 18 guns and travels at 32 knots, or about 37 miles per hour.

British Navy Hood Battle Cruiser

The Royal Navy's Hood class battle cruiser launched on 1918. The cruiser was used as an anti—torpedo…

The British Royal Navy's Renown battle cruiser design launched in 1916. The cruiser is a modified design Royal Sovereign class battleship for greater speed.

British Navy Renown Battle Cruiser

The British Royal Navy's Renown battle cruiser design launched in 1916. The cruiser is a modified design…

The illustration of the Kongo class battlecruiser by the Japanese Imperial Navy. The ship was designed by Sir George Thurston, and the first ship built in Britain by Vickers at Barrow—in&mdashFurness.

Japanese Imperial Navy Kongo Class Battlecruiser

The illustration of the Kongo class battlecruiser by the Japanese Imperial Navy. The ship was designed…

Japanese Imperial Navy Tatsuta battlecruiser launched in 1918. One of the first ships to be armed with triple torpedo tubes. Tatsuta's was designed to go at a top speed of 36 knots, or 41 mph.

Japanese Imperial Navy Tatsuta Battlecruiser

Japanese Imperial Navy Tatsuta battlecruiser launched in 1918. One of the first ships to be armed with…

A U.S. Navy Omaha class battlecruiser launched in 1920. The top speed of the cruiser is 35 knots (40 mph). The ship was powered by steam.

United States Navy Omaha Class Battlecruiser

A U.S. Navy Omaha class battlecruiser launched in 1920. The top speed of the cruiser is 35 knots (40…

Ships designed to engage similar enemy warships with direct or indirect fire from an arsenal of main guns. They are also capable of bombarding targets on and near an enemy coast to support infantry assaults.

Battleship Massachusetts

Ships designed to engage similar enemy warships with direct or indirect fire from an arsenal of main…

The Battleship Massachusetts at full speed.

Battleship Massachusetts

The Battleship Massachusetts at full speed.

The second class Battleship Texas.

Battleship Texas

The second class Battleship Texas.

"These vessels (destroyers and Flotilla leaders) gradually increased in size and power, and war requirements continually added to the weights which they had to carry... In fact, some of the ships which before the war were 900 ton vessels, exceeded 1,000 tons towards the end. The introduction of the geared turbine added enormously to the efficiency of the machinery and propellers." —Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1922

British Royal Navy Destroyers and Flotilla Leaders Battleship

"These vessels (destroyers and Flotilla leaders) gradually increased in size and power, and war requirements…

British Royal Navy battleship, H.M.S. Erebus. The ship was completed in 1870, at Napier shipyard as H.M.S. Invincible. In 1904, the ship's name was changed to H.M.S. Erebus. The ship has a coal steam engine powering six boilers and sailing masts.

British Royal Navy H.M.S. Erebus Battleship

British Royal Navy battleship, H.M.S. Erebus. The ship was completed in 1870, at Napier shipyard as…

Italian navy's Caio Duilio battleship launched in 1913. The ship was used during World War I and II.

Caio Duilio Battleship Italian Navy

Italian navy's Caio Duilio battleship launched in 1913. The ship was used during World War I and II.

The Bretagne class battleship built by the French navy during 1913. The ship has a top speed 20 knots (23 mph) and operated by coal and oil.

Bretagne Class Battleship French Navy

The Bretagne class battleship built by the French navy during 1913. The ship has a top speed 20 knots…

German Navy Battlecruiser, SMS Hindenburg. The ship was launched in 1915, and used during World War I.

Hindenburg German Navy Battleship

German Navy Battlecruiser, SMS Hindenburg. The ship was launched in 1915, and used during World War…

"Half-section of the battleship 'Rhode Island'"—Finley, 1917

Half-section of a battleship

"Half-section of the battleship 'Rhode Island'"—Finley, 1917

A 1912 British navy battleship Iron Duke class. Battleships in this class is operated by steam and have 12 6 in. guns protected by 6 in. armor.

Iron Duke Class British Battleship

A 1912 British navy battleship Iron Duke class. Battleships in this class is operated by steam and have…

"Four battle cruisers were launched in 1915, but they had not been completed up to 1921. On a displacement of 32,200 tons, with a length of 750 ft., 12 14 in. and 24 5 in. guns and 6 torpedo tubes were to have been carried, turbine engines of 66,000 H.P. being estimated to give a speed of 27 knots. The side armour had a maximum thickness of 12 inches." — Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1922

Russian Navy Battleship

"Four battle cruisers were launched in 1915, but they had not been completed up to 1921. On a displacement…

An illustration showing USS Arizona. USS Arizona was a Pennsylvania class battleship, built by U.S. Navy. It was launched in 1915, and served stateside during World War I. The ship sank in Pearl Harbor during World War II.

United States Navy Arizona Battleship

An illustration showing USS Arizona. USS Arizona was a Pennsylvania class battleship, built by U.S.…

USS Massachusetts commissioned by United States Navy in 1942. The ship was used during the World War II in the Pacific Ocean. The ship has a top speed of 27 knots (31 mph) and 35000 tons.

Massachusetts Battleship United States Navy

USS Massachusetts commissioned by United States Navy in 1942. The ship was used during the World War…

An illustration of a dredging boat (right) and a derrick (left). A derrick is a lifting device composed of one mast or pole which is hinged freely at the bottom. It is controlled by lines (usually four of them) powered by some means such as man-hauling or motors, so that the pole can move in all four directions.

Dredging Boat and Derrick

An illustration of a dredging boat (right) and a derrick (left). A derrick is a lifting device composed…

Boat with paddlewheel on side.

Boat with paddlewheel

Boat with paddlewheel on side.

A German passenger steam ship.

Steam Boat

A German passenger steam ship.

A steam ship that aids in daily transportation.

Steam Boat

A steam ship that aids in daily transportation.

An illustration of a man and woman walking in front of a rebel torpedo boat.

Torpedo Boat

An illustration of a man and woman walking in front of a rebel torpedo boat.

A longitudual cross-section showing the interior of the Caronia.

Longitudinal section of the Caronia

A longitudual cross-section showing the interior of the Caronia.

Robert Fulton's steamboat on the Hudson River, 1807

Clermont

Robert Fulton's steamboat on the Hudson River, 1807

"Departure of the Clermont on her first voyage."—E. Benjamin Andrews, 1895

Clermont

"Departure of the Clermont on her first voyage."—E. Benjamin Andrews, 1895

The <em>Clermont</em>, Fulton's experiment boat, was constructed under the personal supervision of Fulton, in 1807. It was one hundred feet long, twelve feet wide, and seven feet deep.

Clermont

The Clermont, Fulton's experiment boat, was constructed under the personal supervision of Fulton,…

The Clermont

Clermont

The Clermont

The first steamship to be used successfully in a commercial business.

The Clermont

The first steamship to be used successfully in a commercial business.

"Longitudinal section of hopper dredger, employed on the River Clyde. The vessel steams to place of working and is moored by the Steam Winches A A at bow and stern to buoys, the Bucket Ladder B is then lowered by steam power, and thereafter Buckets set in motion by gearing C C. The depth of water at which the Bucket Ladder dredges is regulated by the Hoisting Shears and Chain Barrel D D, driven by shafting E E from the Engines. The Buckets discharge the material by the shoot F into the Hopper G. The dredged material is discharged by the doors of the Hopper being opened by the Lifting Chains H H. These doors are hinged on to the side of Vessel, and suspended at centre by the Lifting Chains, which are connected to geared Crab Winches I I." -Hill, 1921

Hopper Dredger

"Longitudinal section of hopper dredger, employed on the River Clyde. The vessel steams to place of…

Charles Ellet, Jr. (1 January 1810 &ndash; 21 June 1862) was a civil engineer and a colonel during the American Civil War, mortally wounded at the Battle of Memphis.

Ellet's Stern Wheel Ram

Charles Ellet, Jr. (1 January 1810 – 21 June 1862) was a civil engineer and a colonel during the…

Originally developed to improve the engine's capabilities. Found in many 19th century ships equipped for battle or commerce.

Ship Engine

Originally developed to improve the engine's capabilities. Found in many 19th century ships equipped…

A Geared Beam Engine developed in 1855. Applied force on a piston pushes down the rod, making the engine work so the ship can function.

Ship Engine

A Geared Beam Engine developed in 1855. Applied force on a piston pushes down the rod, making the engine…

A picture of how the engines in the Carmania power the propellers.

Ship Engine

A picture of how the engines in the Carmania power the propellers.

The inner workings of the Carmania. A description of how the ship gets power in order to move on the ocean.

Turbine Engine

The inner workings of the Carmania. A description of how the ship gets power in order to move on the…

The CS Faraday was a cable ship built by the Siemens Brothers Company in 1874.

The Faraday Laying the Atlantic Cable

The CS Faraday was a cable ship built by the Siemens Brothers Company in 1874.

John Fitch (January 21, 1743 &ndash; July 2, 1798) was an American inventor, clockmaker, and bronzesmith who built the first recorded steam powered ship in the United States.

Fitch's Steamboat

John Fitch (January 21, 1743 – July 2, 1798) was an American inventor, clockmaker, and bronzesmith…

USS <em>Pittsburgh</em> (1861) was a City class ironclad gunboat constructed for the Union Navy during the American Civil War.

Foote's Gunboat Flotilla in 1862

USS Pittsburgh (1861) was a City class ironclad gunboat constructed for the Union Navy during…

Fulton's Clermont. Speed: five miles per hour

Fulton's Clermont

Fulton's Clermont. Speed: five miles per hour

The first commercial steamboat, the <em>North River Steamboat</em> later known as the <em>Clermont</em>.

Fulton's Clermont

The first commercial steamboat, the North River Steamboat later known as the Clermont.

In 1807, Fulton and King built the first commercial steamboat, the <em>North River Steamboat</em> (later known as the <em>Clermont</em>), which carried passengers between New York City and Albany, New York.

Fulton's Clermont

In 1807, Fulton and King built the first commercial steamboat, the North River Steamboat (later…

Robert Fulton's invention of the steam-boat.

Fulton's Steamer

Robert Fulton's invention of the steam-boat.

Grain Vessels leaving Chicago.

Grain Vessels

Grain Vessels leaving Chicago.

"The Great Eastern laying the Atlantic Cable."&mdash;E. Benjamin Andrews 1895

Great Eastern

"The Great Eastern laying the Atlantic Cable."—E. Benjamin Andrews 1895

The Great Eastern laying the Atlantic Cable.

The Great Eastern

The Great Eastern laying the Atlantic Cable.

"A midship view of the Great Eastern, showing one of the paddle-wheels and the launching gear." -Gordy, 1916

Great Eastern

"A midship view of the Great Eastern, showing one of the paddle-wheels and the launching gear." -Gordy,…

An advertisement taking from the New York <em>Evening Post</em> of June 1813, with a copy of a picture of the first Hudson River steamboat.

Hudson River Steamboats

An advertisement taking from the New York Evening Post of June 1813, with a copy of a picture…

"John Fitch's steamboat at Philadelphia."&mdash;E. Benjamin Andrews, 1895

John Fitch's steamboat

"John Fitch's steamboat at Philadelphia."—E. Benjamin Andrews, 1895

The Carmania was a ship built in 1905 built in Britain by John Brown & Company. She was designed by Leonard Peskett. She was used during World War I as a armed merchant vessel. She was later scraped in 1932

Ocean Liner

The Carmania was a ship built in 1905 built in Britain by John Brown & Company. She was designed by…

USS Maine (ACR-1), the first ship of the United States Navy to be named for the state of Maine, was a 6,682-ton second-class pre-dreadnought battleship. The sinking of the Maine precipitated the Spanish-American War.

Wreck of the Maine in Havana Harbor

USS Maine (ACR-1), the first ship of the United States Navy to be named for the state of Maine, was…

USS Maine (ACR-1), the first ship of the United States Navy to be named for the state of Maine, was a 6,682-ton second-class pre-dreadnought battleship. The sinking of the Maine precipitated the Spanish-American War.

Projection Showing Position of Bow and Keel of the Maine

USS Maine (ACR-1), the first ship of the United States Navy to be named for the state of Maine, was…

USS Maine (ACR-1), the first ship of the United States Navy to be named for the state of Maine, was a 6,682-ton second-class pre-dreadnought battleship. The sinking of the Maine precipitated the Spanish-American War.

United States Battleship Maine

USS Maine (ACR-1), the first ship of the United States Navy to be named for the state of Maine, was…

"A steamboat is a boat or vessel propelled by steam acting either on paddles or on a screw. The term especially belongs to steam river craft; ocean-going craft being called steamers, steamships, etc."&mdash;(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Modern Sound Propeller

"A steamboat is a boat or vessel propelled by steam acting either on paddles or on a screw. The term…

"Sectional view of Monitor through Turet and Pilot-House."&mdash;E. Benjamin Andrews 1895

Monitor

"Sectional view of Monitor through Turet and Pilot-House."—E. Benjamin Andrews 1895

USS <em>Monitor</em> was the first ironclad warship commissioned by the United States Navy. <em>Monitor</em> consisted of a heavy round revolving iron gun turret on the deck, housing two 11 inch Dahlgren guns, paired side by side.

Interior of the Monitor's Turret

USS Monitor was the first ironclad warship commissioned by the United States Navy. Monitor

"The orginal Monitor."&mdash;E. Benjamin Andrews 1895

original Monitor

"The orginal Monitor."—E. Benjamin Andrews 1895

"The New Jersey troops crossing the Chesapeake Bay, in sixteen propellers, on their way to Washington, May 4th, 1861." — Frank Leslie, 1896

New Jersey troops

"The New Jersey troops crossing the Chesapeake Bay, in sixteen propellers, on their way to Washington,…

An oil steamer on the Caspian Sea.

Oil Steamer

An oil steamer on the Caspian Sea.