Ship FAQs:

Q: Is a ship a large watercraft that travels the world's oceans and other sufficiently deep waterways?

A: Yes, and carrying passengers or goods, or in support of specialized missions, such as defense, research and fishing.

Q: Are ships tankers?

A: Yes, and 26% are bulk carriers, 17% container ships and 15% were other types.

Q: Was a ship a ship stationed in the ocean as a platform for surface and upper air meteorological observations for use in marine weather forecasting?

A: Yes.

Q: Was a ship Polarfront?

A: Yes, and known as weather station M , which was put out of operation on 1 January 2010.

Q: Were ships used during the Second World War and occasionally since then?

A: Yes, but were made obsolete by the use of carrier-borne aircraft and guided missiles.

Q: Are ships generally distinguished from boats?

A: Yes, and based on size, shape, load capacity, and tradition.

Q: Are ships generally divided into seven main categories: aircraft carriers?

A: Yes, and cruisers, destroyers, frigates, corvettes, submarines and amphibious assault ships.

Q: Was a ship a sailing vessel with at least three square-rigged masts and a full bowsprit?

A: Yes, other types of vessel were also defined by their sailplan, e.g. barque, brigantine, etc.

Q: Is a ship constructed in a shipyard?

A: Yes.

Q: Were ships 56 metres long and their construction required 2,800 oak trees and 40 kilometres of rope?

A: Yes, they carried a crew of about 800 sailors and soldiers.

Q: Are ships so urgent that construction time for Liberty Ships went from initially eight months or longer?

A: Yes, and down to weeks or even days.

Q: Is a ship made from large sections welded together as they are built?

A: Yes.

Q: Are ships generally larger than boats?

A: Yes, but there is no universally accepted distinction between the two.

Q: Were ships developing in Asia in much the same way as Europe?

A: Yes.

Q: Are ships constructed using the principles of naval architecture that require same structural components?

A: Yes, and their classification is based on their function such as that suggested by Paulet and Presles, which requires modification of the components.

Q: Are ships considered to be a significant source of air pollution?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a ship traditionally referred to with a female grammatical gender?

A: Yes, and represented in English with the pronoun "she", even if named after a man.