A sailboat in the water.

Sailboat

A sailboat in the water.

A piece of cloth or tissue of some kind spread to the wind to impel or assist in impelling a vessel through the water.

Ship Sails

A piece of cloth or tissue of some kind spread to the wind to impel or assist in impelling a vessel…

A small sharp-built vessel, usually having two masts, with fore-and-aft sails.

Schooner

A small sharp-built vessel, usually having two masts, with fore-and-aft sails.

A small fast-sailing sharp-built vessel with two mass, and the principals sails of the fore-and aft type. There are two chief kinds of schooners, the topsail schooner and the fore-and-aft schooner. This is an illustration of the Topsail Schooner.

Schooner Ship

A small fast-sailing sharp-built vessel with two mass, and the principals sails of the fore-and aft…

"Second naval battle in Hampton Roads- fight between the Federal ironclad <em>Monitor</em>, of two guns, and the Confederate iron-plated steamers <em>Merrimac, Yorktown</em>, and <em>Jamestown</em>, carrying twenty-four guns, March 9th, 1862. But the gloom that had begun to settle on the fort was greatly dispelled when, toward midnight, an iron marine monster, unlike anything that had ever before been seen on the ocean, made its appearance off the forts. It proved to be the Ericsson iron floating battery of two guns, just from new York. The state of affairs was hastily explained to her commander, and she steamed off to the rescue of the deserted <em>Minnesota</em>. When day dawned the Confederate flotilla, flushed with the success of the previous day, bored down on what was supposed to be an easy prey. the <em>Yorktown</em> and <em>Jamestown</em> drawing least water (The <em>Merrimac</em> evidently afraid of grounding) were ahead, when their course was suddenly stopped by the strange craft, which seemed to have dropped from the clouds. They thought to overcome her easily, and opened fire confidently; but a few of the heavy shot of the <em>Monitor</em>, which battered through and through their iron sides, drove them back in panic behind the gigantic <em>Merrimac</em>, against which the <em>Monitor</em> advanced in turn. And then commenced the most extraordinary naval contest known to history- the first battle between ironclad steamers every fought, and one in which all the appliances of modern skill were brought in conflict. The fight lasted for nearly five hours, when the <em>Yorktown</em> and <em>Jamestown</em> fled up the James River, and the <em>Merrimac</em>, disabled, and in a sinking condition, retreated into Norfolk. The <em>Minnesota</em>, having grounded, was then got off, and the <em>Mintor</em>, a proud proof of the designer's genius and skill, rode undisputed monarch of Hampton waters." &mdash; Frank Leslie, 1896

Second naval battle

"Second naval battle in Hampton Roads- fight between the Federal ironclad Monitor, of two guns,…

"A semicylindrical piece of wood, fitted with a handle...used for convenience in serving ropes...to prevent chafing. a, serving-mallet; b, 'wormed' rope 'parceled' with canvas; c, serving-yarn." -Whitney, 1911

Serving Mallet

"A semicylindrical piece of wood, fitted with a handle...used for convenience in serving ropes...to…

A ship on the water.

Ship

A ship on the water.

A ship on the water.

Ship

A ship on the water.

A ship

Ship

A ship

Image of a ship

Ship

Image of a ship

Any large sea-going vessel.

Ship

Any large sea-going vessel.

A ship in the water.

Ship

A ship in the water.

An image of a ship being built in Spain during the 1400's before Columbus' exploration.

Ship Building

An image of a ship being built in Spain during the 1400's before Columbus' exploration.

Ships at the burning of the White House.

Ship

Ships at the burning of the White House.

Ships at the burning of the White House.

Ship

Ships at the burning of the White House.

Three ships sailing on the ocean.

Ships

Three ships sailing on the ocean.

Ships of the 15th century.

Ancient Ships

Ships of the 15th century.

Brooklyn Navy Yard is an American shipyard, located 1.7 miles (2.7 km) northeast of the Battery on the Brooklyn side of the East River in Wallabout Basin, a semicircular bend of the East River across from Corlear's Hook in Manhattan. The area is part of Brooklyn Community Board 2. Bounded by Navy Street, Flushing and Clinton Avenues, it covered over 200 acres (0.81 km&sup2;) at the height of its production of U.S. Navy warships.

Brooklyn Shipyard

Brooklyn Navy Yard is an American shipyard, located 1.7 miles (2.7 km) northeast of the Battery on the…

"Siege of Island No. 10, on the Mississippi River- night bombardment by the Federal mortar boats, ten o'clock P. M., March 18th, 1862. On the 16th of March, 1862, the mortar fleet and the gunboats, consisting of the <em>Cincinnati, Pittsburg, St. Louis, Silver Wave, Carondelet, Mound City, Conestoga, Louisville, Rob Roy, Alps, Wilson, Lake Erie, Great Western</em> and <em>Torrence</em>, and nine mortar boats, arrived near the Point. These were accompanied by several tugboats. On the 18th they opened fire, which, after some hours' delay, was returned by the Confederate batteries. This continued for several days, with very little loss to the Federal troops, owing to the iron casing of the vessels. The study of mortar firing is very interesting. Our sketch represents the manner in which the smoke rolls, and a small column frequently splits out when the shell passes. The shell itself can be seen at night during its entire flight, the fuse having the appearance of a star, which appears and disappears as the shell rolls through the air, very like the twinkling of the celestial orbs. The explosion of the shell at night is a magnificent and fearful sight, sending a glow of surpassing brightness around it as though some world of combustible light had burst." &mdash; Frank Leslie, 1896

Siege of Island

"Siege of Island No. 10, on the Mississippi River- night bombardment by the Federal mortar boats, ten…

A typical slave Dhow.

Slave Dhow

A typical slave Dhow.

"Sounding Machine used by a cable expedition."&mdash;E. Benjamin Andrews 1895

Sounding Machine

"Sounding Machine used by a cable expedition."—E. Benjamin Andrews 1895

Spanish vessels during the exploration of Florida.

Spanish

Spanish vessels during the exploration of Florida.

This representation of the vessels of the early Spanish navigators is a fac-simile of a cut in Medina's <em>Arte de navegar</em>, Vallodolid, 1545, which was re-engraved in the Venice edition of 1555. In the variety of changes in methods of measurement it is not easy to find the equivalent in tonnage of the present day for the ships of Columbus' time. Those constituting his little fleet seem to have been liht and swift vessels of the class called caravels. One had a deck amidships, with high forecastle and two were without this deck, though high, and covered at the ends. Captaing G. V. Fox has given what he supposes were the dimensions of the larger one,- a heavier craft and duller sailer than the others. He calculates for a hundred tons, -makes her sixty-three feet over all, fifty-one feet keel, twenty feet beam, and ten and a half feet draft of water. She carried the kind of gun termed lombards, and a crew of fifty men.

Spanish Vessels

This representation of the vessels of the early Spanish navigators is a fac-simile of a cut in Medina's…

Shipping docks at Pasig River, Manila in the Philippines during the Spanish-American War.

Pasig River

Shipping docks at Pasig River, Manila in the Philippines during the Spanish-American War.

"The American Line Steamship <em>St. Louis</em>, launched from the Cramps Docks, November 12, 1894."&mdash;E. Benjamin Andrews 1895

St. Louis

"The American Line Steamship St. Louis, launched from the Cramps Docks, November 12, 1894."—E.…

Fitch's steamboat.

Steamboat

Fitch's steamboat.

Fitch's steamboat

Steamboat

Fitch's steamboat

Fulton's first steamboat

Steamboat

Fulton's first steamboat

An image of a straight with boats going through it.

Straight

An image of a straight with boats going through it.

"Loading Boats with Supplies." &mdash; Greenough, 1899

Supply Boats

"Loading Boats with Supplies." — Greenough, 1899

Outlines of boats (sailboat, ship, yacht) made from tangram pieces. Tangrams, invented by the Chinese, are used to develop geometric thinking and spatial sense. 7 figures consisting of triangles, squares, and parallelograms are used to construct the given shapes.

Boats Outline Tangram Card

Outlines of boats (sailboat, ship, yacht) made from tangram pieces. Tangrams, invented by the Chinese,…

Solutions for outlines of boats (sailboat, ship, yacht) made from tangram pieces. Tangrams, invented by the Chinese, are used to develop geometric thinking and spatial sense. 7 figures consisting of triangles, squares, and parallelograms are used to construct the given shapes.

Boats Outline Solution Tangram Card

Solutions for outlines of boats (sailboat, ship, yacht) made from tangram pieces. Tangrams, invented…

Silhouette outlines of boats (sailboat, ship, yacht) made from tangram pieces. Tangrams, invented by the Chinese, are used to develop geometric thinking and spatial sense. 7 figures consisting of triangles, squares, and parallelograms are used to construct the given shapes.

Boats Silhouette Tangram Card

Silhouette outlines of boats (sailboat, ship, yacht) made from tangram pieces. Tangrams, invented by…

Solutions for silhouette outlines of boats (sailboat, ship, yacht) made from tangram pieces. Tangrams, invented by the Chinese, are used to develop geometric thinking and spatial sense. 7 figures consisting of triangles, squares, and parallelograms are used to construct the given shapes.

Boats Silhouette Solution Tangram Card

Solutions for silhouette outlines of boats (sailboat, ship, yacht) made from tangram pieces. Tangrams,…

A town with old-fashioned boats.

Town

A town with old-fashioned boats.

A distinguished party aboard.

USS Despatch

A distinguished party aboard.

A pretty lake in a valley.

Valley

A pretty lake in a valley.

"The <em>Vandalia</em>, the pioneer propeller on the lakes."&mdash;E. Benjamin Andrews 1895

Vandalia

"The Vandalia, the pioneer propeller on the lakes."—E. Benjamin Andrews 1895

The sinking Varuna, a Union ship.

The Last Broadside of the Varuna

The sinking Varuna, a Union ship.

This painting by J. William Turner is one of many canal drawings the artist did. The piece was exhibited in the year 1840. It can now be found in the South Kensington Museum.

Venice from the Canal of the Giudecca

This painting by J. William Turner is one of many canal drawings the artist did. The piece was exhibited…

American steamship being chased by Spanish man-of-war.

The Spanish Man-of-War Tornado Chasing the American Steamer "Virginius"

American steamship being chased by Spanish man-of-war.

"Reconnoissance of Warsaw Sound, December 5th, 1861, by a detachment of gunboats under Captain Rodgers, Savannah in the distance." &mdash;Leslie, 1896

Warsow Sound

"Reconnoissance of Warsaw Sound, December 5th, 1861, by a detachment of gunboats under Captain Rodgers,…

"Wharf boat at Carrollton, Ill. opposite Hawesville, Ky."&mdash; Frank Leslie, 1896

Wharf boat

"Wharf boat at Carrollton, Ill. opposite Hawesville, Ky."— Frank Leslie, 1896

"Burning of the White House- the Federal troops, by command of General McClellan, abandoning their position at the White House, and breaking up the commisariat depot on the Pamunkey River- departure of the Union flortilla for the James River, June 26th, 1862. The Confederate raid of Stuart's cavalry at Garlick's Landing and Tunstall's Station had struck the occupants of the White House Landing with a deep sense of insecurity; and, consequently, when they received orders on Wednesday, June 25th, to prepare for the hasty removal of all the government stores, they set to work with great activity, and by Thursday the greater portion of the heavy stores were embarked on board the numerous transports lying in the river. Unfortunately, through some accident the White house took fire, and the house of Washington's wife was soon destroyed." &mdash; Frank Leslie, 1896

Burning of the White House

"Burning of the White House- the Federal troops, by command of General McClellan, abandoning their position…

"Burning of the White House- the Federal troops, by command of General McClellan, abandoning their position at the White House, and breaking up the commisariat depot on the Pamunkey River- departure of the Union flortilla for the James River, June 26th, 1862. The Confederate raid of Stuart's cavalry at Garlick's Landing and Tunstall's Station had struck the occupants of the White House Landing with a deep sense of insecurity; and, consequently, when they received orders on Wednesday, June 25th, to prepare for the hasty removal of all the government stores, they set to work with great activity, and by Thursday the greater portion of the heavy stores were embarked on board the numerous transports lying in the river. Unfortunately, through some accident the White house took fire, and the house of Washington's wife was soon destroyed." &mdash; Frank Leslie, 1896

Burning of the White House

"Burning of the White House- the Federal troops, by command of General McClellan, abandoning their position…

Yarmouth Pier, a painting by John Constable.

Yarmouth Pier

Yarmouth Pier, a painting by John Constable.

"Desperate naval combat between the Confederate iron-plated ram <em>Arkansas</em> and the Federal gunboat <em>Carondelet</em>, at the mouth of the Yazoo River, Tuesday, July 15th, 1862. Next to the ever-memorable combat between the <em>Merrimac</em> and the <em>Monitor</em>, that of the <em>Carondelet</em> and the <em>Arkansas</em> was the most exciting. Like the former engagement, it ended in a drawn battle. On July 14th, 1862, the gunboats <em>Carondelet</em> and <em>Tyler</em> were sent by Commodore Farragut to survey the Yazoo River and ascertain the exact condition of the Confederate iron-plated ram <em>Arkansas</em>, about which there were various reports. They arrived at the mouth of the Yazoo, fifteen miles above Vicksburg, at seven o'clock in the evening, and anchored for the night. Next morning at daylight they tipped anchor and slowly steamed up the Yazoo, the <em>Tyler</em> considerably in advance. About two miles up the river smoke was seen across a little point of land, which, as Captain Gwin of the <em>Tyler</em> surmised, proceeded from the Confederate ram, now rapidly steaming toward the <em>Tyler</em>. In another moment a heavy report was heard from the enigmatical gunboat, and a huge round shot went howling over the deck of the <em>Tyler</em>. Captain Walke of the <em>Carondelet</em> ordered the <em>Tyler</em> to proceed with all speed to alarm the fleet and advise it to prepare for her approach while he engaged the Confederate monster. In ten minutes afterward the <em>Carondelet</em> and <em>Arkansas</em> were alongside each other, and the conflict commenced in earnest. The <em>Carondelet</em> commenced with her bow guns, striking her opponent with a rapidity and precision which the enormous strength of the iron plating alone prevented taking immediate effect. The <em>Arkansas</em> used in return her rifled and guns with terrible effect, some of the shots going right through the <em>Carondelet</em>. Seeing her inability to cope with her antagonist, Captain Walke ran the <em>Carondelet</em> alongside the <em>Arkansas</em> and grappled her. The order "Boarders away!" was instantly passed, and the crew of the Federal gunboat speedily mounted the deck of its adversary. When there they found no foe to engage. The crew of the Arkansas had retired below, and the iron hatches were closed, so that it was uttlerly impossible to go down and continue the action." &mdash;Leslie, 1896

Combat at Yazoo River

"Desperate naval combat between the Confederate iron-plated ram Arkansas and the Federal gunboat…