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  Naval ship - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A naval ship is a ship (or sometimes boat, depending on classification) used for military purposes, commonly by a navy.
Naval ships are differentiated from civilian ships by construction and purpose.
Naval ship classification is a field that has changed over time, and is not an area of wide international agreement, so this article currently uses the system as currently used by the United States Navy.
www.wikipedia.org /wiki/Naval_ship   (424 words)

  
 Navy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Naval warfare continued in this vein through the Middle Ages until cannon became commonplace and capable of being reloaded quickly enough to be reused in the same battle.
Navy ships normally operate with a group, which may be a small squadron of comparable vessels, or a larger naval fleet of various specialized ships.
Naval ship names are typically prefixed by an abbreviation indicating the national navy in which they served.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Navy   (3093 words)

  
 Warship - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A warship is a ship that is built and primarily intended for use in war, commonly by a navy.
Fire ship A vessel of any sort, set on fire and sent into an anchorage with the aim of causing consternation and destruction.
Ship of the line A sailing warship of first, second or third rate.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/warship   (309 words)

  
 AllRefer.com - ship (Naval And Nautical Affairs) - Encyclopedia
Heavy, slow ships with round bottoms were used to transport grain, while slim-keeled ships such as the trireme were used for warfare (see galley).
In the Middle Ages Viking ships, propelled by both oars and sails, carried Leif Eriksson to America; their structure is well known from such evidences as the Gokstad ship (unearthed in 1880), which is 80 ft (24.4 m) long, 16 ft 6 in.
Modern freight ships are equipped with powerful machines for handling cargo; and, although jet transportation has led to the demise of the great ocean liners, cruise ships continue to be built, providing the luxuries of the finest hotels.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/S/ship.html   (630 words)

  
 Naval ship
Aircraft carrier -- ships that serve as mobile seaborne airfield, designed primarily for the purpose of conducting combat operations by aircraft which engage in attacks against airborne, surface, sub-surface and shore targets.
Surface Combatant -- large, heavily armed, surface ships which are designed primarily to engage enemy forces on the high seas, including various types of battleship, battlecruiser, cruiser, destroyer, and frigate.
Support -- ships designed to operate in the open ocean in a variety of sea states to provide general support to either combatant forces or shore based establishments.
www.brainyencyclopedia.com /encyclopedia/n/na/naval_ship.html   (439 words)

  
 USN Ship Naming
Ships armed with 40 guns or more were of the "first class"; those carrying fewer than 40, but more than 20, guns were of the "second class." The name source for the second class was expanded to include the principal towns as well as rivers.
In the case of ships named for individuals, an effort is made to identify the eldest living direct female descendant of that individual to perform the role of ship's sponsor.
Civilian-manned ships of the Military Sealift Command (MSC) are not commissioned ships; their status is "in service," rather than "in commission." They are, nonetheless, Navy ships in active national service, and the prefix "USNS" (United States Naval Ship) was adopted to identify them.
www.history.navy.mil /faqs/faq63-1.htm   (3549 words)

  
 USN Ship Designations
On 17 July 1920, the designation system was revised so that all ships were now designated with a two letter code and a hull number, with the first letter being the ship type and the second letter being the sub-type.
Ships that changed classifications were given new hull numbers within their new designation series.
The number of suitable ships fluctuated throughout this period as older ships went to the breakers and new ships were completed.
www.navweaps.com /index_tech/index_ships_list.htm   (3476 words)

  
 Online edition of Daily News - News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
Indian naval sailing ship Tarangini will be visiting Colombo on the last leg of her circumnavigation voyage from April 16-20.
Indian naval ship Tarangini was commissioned into the Indian navy on November 11, 1997 and forms part of the First Training Squadron of Southern Naval Command based at Kochi on the SW coast of India.
The voyage is aimed at inculcating a spirit of adventure amongst the cadets and crew of the ship while at the same time imparting sail and seamanship training capsules to the cadets and midshipment of the Indian navy and friendly foreign countries thereby building bridges of friendship across the oceans.
www.dailynews.lk /2004/04/09/new25.html   (276 words)

  
 Naval Skills Unit One, Chapter One: Ship Construction
The resistance of a ship's hull to weather.
That the ship is a part of a destroyer group.
That the ship is the seventh ship of the series (A, B,C, D, E, F, G).
www.njrotc.org /NS3/Skills/SkillsU1C1.htm   (1305 words)

  
 THE ARSENAL SHIP AND THE U
In the event the ship were to be detected, by perhaps a diesel submarine, a double hull could prove insufficient to guarantee survivability of the platform.
The Arsenal Ship is touted as having the ability to undertake offensive mining and countermine operations, and still operate with less detection - and less protection - in the littoral areas than carriers, however, the skepticism presented in the previous chapter regarding vulnerability raises questions as to the accuracy of these points.
Naval planners will have to concentrate efforts on training in the littoral; however, current ship capabilities limit the extent to which this can be done.
www.fas.org /man/dod-101/sys/ship/docs/rsnlship.htm   (12765 words)

  
 Torpedo boats (from naval ship) --¬† Encyclop√¶dia Britannica
Warships protect the movement over water of military forces to coastal areas where they may be landed and used against enemy forces; warships protect merchant shipping against enemy attack; they prevent the enemy from using the sea to transport military forces; and they attack the enemy's...
Submersible ships are generally called boats regardless of their size.
It most commonly serves as the main ship in a fleet sent to waters a great distance from home port to catch, prepare, and store fish or whales for market.
www.wip.britannica.com /eb/article-57449   (820 words)

  
 Naval ship damaged, crew safe
INS Agray, which is part of the Navy's anti-submarine warfare squadron, met with the accident resulting in flooding of the ship's engine room.
Naval ships and aircraft in the vicinity were deployed to assist INS Agray and all personnel on board were safely evacuated.
Naval ships have been conducting a major but routine exercise in the Arabian Sea for the past three days.
www.rediff.com /news/2004/feb/06navy.htm   (162 words)

  
 USN 20th Century Ships History Database   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
The Naval History Database has been a multi-year project with focus on providing a highly configurable resource that can be used to conduct historical research.
It is also very useful in providing a glimpse at the current force and estimating future force levels, or analyzing shipbuilding trends.
The database was created by Michael Cardin (IRD) and donated to the Naval War College in September 2000.
www.nwc.navy.mil /usnhdb   (152 words)

  
 Puget Sound Naval Shipyard (NSY)
In 1979, ship construction ended at the yard and overhaul work was performed on carriers and submarines.
Puget Sound Naval Shipyard is the largest and most diverse shipyard on the West Coast, as well as being the northwest's largest naval shore activity.
The Puget Sound Naval Shipyard is located adjacent to the city of Bremerton in Western Washington on the west side of Puget Sound.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/facility/puget_sound-nsy.htm   (1095 words)

  
 AAACN Viewpoint: Onboard naval ship Comfort
The USNS Comfort, the last hospital ship commissioned by the Navy, is a 1,000-bed floating hospital, comprised of 15 medical-surgical wards, four Intensive Care Units with 80 critical care beds, and 12 operating rooms.
The ship has a compliment of 1,200 medical and support personnel to provide around-the-clock full emergency and operating room, lab, radiology, pharmacy and nursing services.
The ship offers the best possible service, and the crew prides themselves in the quality of care that they are capable of providing to patients.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_qa4022/is_200309/ai_n9295391   (770 words)

  
 USNA Museum-The Rogers Ship Model Collection
The Rogers Ship Model Collection includes 108 ship and boat models of the sailing ship era dating from 1650 to 1850.
The collection, bequeathed to the Naval Academy in 1935 by Colonel Henry Huddleston Rogers, is one of the most valuable of its type in the world.
The exhibit is a poignant, fascinating tribute to the skill of prisoners who were kept in deplorable conditions for years on end.
www.usna.edu /Museum/rogers.htm   (503 words)

  
 Naval Technology - Umoe Mandal - Naval Ship Design and Shipbuilding   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
Most vessels designed and built by Umoe Mandal are based on SES (Surface Effect Ship) technology which combines the best features of hovercraft and catamaran hull design.
Unlike the usual shipyard procedure in which ships are assembled on a slipway or drydock, Umoe Mandal shipyard moves vessels under construction from one workstation to another inside an 11,000 sq.
Umoe Mandal’s conceptual and detailed design of naval and civilian vessels is aided by extensive use of 3D modelling.
www.naval-technology.com /contractors/warship/kvaerner   (700 words)

  
 Naval ship spending to surge in the Asia Pacific: defence experts
Keil said one of the reasons governments would spend more on naval ships was to counter the threats of pirates, insurgent groups and terrorists roaming across Asian waters.
Keil said the increased spending on naval ships would not alter the military balance in the region.
For international naval ship suppliers, the Asia Pacific is set to be a boom as the European market shrinks, Keil said, saying the market there was expected to drop to under 10 billion dollars annually from 13 billion this year.
www.spacewar.com /2003/031110102352.nl9yajef.html   (518 words)

  
 Navy Shipwrecks and Aircraft Losses
Department of the Navy ship and aircraft wrecks are government property in the custody of the U.S. Navy.
Even aircraft and ship wrecks that are stricken from the active list remain the property of the United States until such time affirmative action is taken to dispose of these properties, such as sale, or other action in accordance with law.
Under no circumstances should salvage of naval ship or aircraft wrecks be undertaken without prior and specific written approval by the Navy.
www.history.navy.mil /faqs/faq28-1.htm   (1149 words)

  
 Ship Names   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
Ships which are named after individuals are listed by the first name of the individual.
To view a particular ship, select the first letter of the ship's name.
If you can not find the ship you are looking for here, check the listing of Service Craft Names.
www.nvr.navy.mil /nvrships/NAME.HTM   (89 words)

  
 Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships Online
The Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships, commonly known as DANFS, is the foremost reference regarding US naval vessels.
Currently the online collection includes over 7000 ship histories, and more are being added.
The histories may not reflect the most recent information concerning the ships' status and operations.
www.hazegray.org /danfs   (206 words)

  
 Welcome to Portsmouth Naval Shipyard   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
Portsmouth Naval Shipyard is one of four remaining publicly owned shipyards in the nation.
Portsmouth is the most experienced naval shipyard in submarine design, construction, modernization, and maintenance, and has a key role in the very-deep ocean submersible and special operations arenas.
Portsmouth is an enduring and respected member of the Navy maintenance team noted for: a flexible, mobile work force performing at full potential; timely, thorough response to customer needs when and where required; and an expanded role in life cycle maintenance of Navy submersibles.
www.ports.navy.mil   (291 words)

  
 Naval Ship Warfare 2.5 (Shareware) - Board Games Games Software for Pocket PC, compatible for Casio Cassiopeia A-10, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
Naval Ship Warfare is a naval duel to the death until only one player is left standing.
You can play with 1 to 6 shots each, salvo where your shots are determined by the number of your remaining ships, or even play blitz where you keep shooting until you miss.
Naval Ship Warfare is a classic naval tactical warfare game with many extra options.
www.pdatopsoft.com /PocketPC/Naval-Ship-Warfare   (619 words)

  
 ipedia.com: Naval ship Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
A naval ship is a ship used for military purposes, commonly by a navy.
Generally naval ships are damage resilient and ar...
Service Type Craft -- navy-subordinated craft (including non-self-propelled) designed to provide general support to either combatant forces or shore-based establishments.
www.ipedia.com /naval_ship.html   (447 words)

  
 Index of Russian Naval Ship Names
The names of specific naval vessels often appear in various press reports, without any reference to their class or type.
Please note that this is primarily intended to be a table of common ship names, and although some ship-specific information appears here, it is by no means intended to be a complete accounting of the Russian fleet.
At this stage the table should more or less reflect the vast number of ships that exited the Russian naval inventory through the last decade, but there are probably still holes here and there (and I would expect that many of the units marked "active" are for practical purposes out of service).
www.webcom.com /~amraam/shipind.html   (1362 words)

  
 NVR Website   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
The Naval Vessel Register contains information on ships and service craft that comprise the official inventory of the US Navy from the time of vessel authorization through its life cycle and disposal.
It also includes ships that have been stricken but not disposed.
Ships and service craft disposed of prior to 1987 are currently not included, however the data is gradually being added along with other updates
www.nvr.navy.mil   (133 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | World | Europe | Jersey | Naval ship visit for Liberation
A specialised Royal Navy carrier ship is to visit Jersey for the first time in living memory as part of the 60th Liberation Day commemorations.
The ship will arrive on 6 May and will moor just off the Demi Des Pas lighthouse for four days.
The ship is able to carry up to 60 vehicles, ranging from trucks to battle tanks, and eight new landing craft.
news.bbc.co.uk /go/newsFeedXML/moreover/-/1/hi/world/europe/jersey/4489559.stm   (171 words)

  
 Naval Ship Covers & US Navy Postal History (A - R Ship Names)
Light fancy violet ship's cachet ties 3-c Annapolis stamp franking #6 cover from Honolulu (overlapping APR 5 1950 machine cancel in fl) to North Carolina, neatly addressed, tiny edge ding at top, paper bends at top corner away from stamp.
The ship is a key element in the underwater deterrent force of the US Navy, whose capabilities and whereabouts at the time were classified.
Ship was later to fight effectively in the Battle of Coral Sea.
www.judnick.com /LotsOfCovers/NavalShips.htm   (13472 words)

  
 Punjab Regiment affiliated with naval ship
November 4: The affiliation between the Indian Army's Punjab regiment and the Indian naval warship INS Ranjit was formalised at a ceremony held onboard the ship at the naval dockyard on Tuesday.
The ship has become the seventh naval warship to be so associated with the army in the last 14 years.Lt General G S Brar, Colonel of the 236-year-old Punjab Regiment, was the chief guest on the occasion.
He was received on board by Rear Admiral Y Prasad, commander of the Western Naval Fleet and Captain Rajiv Dhamdhere, the commanding officer of the ship.
expressindia.com /ie/daily/19971105/30950413.html   (136 words)

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