A captain yelling at a stowaway found on his ship.

The Stowaway

A captain yelling at a stowaway found on his ship.

A torpedo boat is a relatively small and fast naval ship designed to carry torpedoes into battle.<br>Top: A, platform; B, torpedo; C, water tight pine box; D, pin to be drawn.<br>Lower: A, vessel at anchor; B, her cable; E, F, two torpedoes; C, D, the coupling lines.

Torpedo Boat

A torpedo boat is a relatively small and fast naval ship designed to carry torpedoes into battle. Top:…

An ancient ship used by Greeks and Romans. The ship has three rows of oars on each side, with a man operating each oar.

An Athenian Trireme

An ancient ship used by Greeks and Romans. The ship has three rows of oars on each side, with a man…

An illustration of a tug boat in fog.

Tugboat in Fog

An illustration of a tug boat in fog.

From a hydria or vase painted by the "Siren Painter," this image shows Ulysses and the sirens from Homer's Odyssey.

Ulysses and Sirens

From a hydria or vase painted by the "Siren Painter," this image shows Ulysses and the sirens from Homer's…

A distinguished party aboard.

USS Despatch

A distinguished party aboard.

Vali, the sunshine god, is found as a baby in a ship that arrives sailing by itself. The people of that city crown him king.

Vali Arrives

Vali, the sunshine god, is found as a baby in a ship that arrives sailing by itself. The people of that…

The sinking Varuna, a Union ship.

The Last Broadside of the Varuna

The sinking Varuna, a Union ship.

The state barge of Venice, which was used in the ceremony of "Wedding the Adriatic."&mdash;Myers, 1905

State Barge of Venice

The state barge of Venice, which was used in the ceremony of "Wedding the Adriatic."—Myers, 1905

An Italian explorer who explorered the Atlantic coast of North America.

Verrazzani

An Italian explorer who explorered the Atlantic coast of North America.

"Nelson's flagship at the battle of Trafalgar."&mdash;Webster, 1920

The Victory

"Nelson's flagship at the battle of Trafalgar."—Webster, 1920

Norsemen landing on the coast of Greenland.

Vikings

Norsemen landing on the coast of Greenland.

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.

A capital letter W with the image of a sailing ship in the background.

Pictorial Letter W

A capital letter W with the image of a sailing ship in the background.

An illustration depicting the arrival of the Walloon settlers on Long Island.

Landing of the Walloons

An illustration depicting the arrival of the Walloon settlers on Long Island.

A war vessel in the dry dock, Mary Island Navy Yard, San Francisco.

War Vessel

A war vessel in the dry dock, Mary Island Navy Yard, San Francisco.

A George Washington coin above a naval battle.

Washington Coin

A George Washington coin above a naval battle.

The wharf of a fishing community. Boats are docked at along the side and a warehouse sits on the landward side.

Wharf

The wharf of a fishing community. Boats are docked at along the side and a warehouse sits on the landward…

An illustration of the USS Kearsarge and Captain Winslow.

Captain Winslow & USS Kearsarge

An illustration of the USS Kearsarge and Captain Winslow.

An illustration of an adult female looking overboard of a ship.

Woman Looking Overboard

An illustration of an adult female looking overboard of a ship.

An illustration of a woman waving a handkerchief over the deck of a ship.

Woman Waiving Handkerchief

An illustration of a woman waving a handkerchief over the deck of a ship.