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  • Oar Holes On The Ship
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    The Gokstad was a sturdy Viking ship. It was made to glide through the water. Layers of wood on the side of the ship helped make it water tight. The rudder was technologically evolved. Oar holes were specially designed for the person inside the boat. Storage on the deck was easy because of loose planking. The Gokstad was complicated from stem to stern. The Gokstad was a burial ship. The main reason it was discovered was because the Vikings were Pagan. Pagans were either cremated or buried with t...
  • Young Marlow
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    This analysis is based on the short story "Youth" by Joseph Conrad, in which involves the explanation of youth in relation to life. The story presents the theme that youth is somehow disillusioning. During the plot progression, it shows the perceptions and thinking of the main character, Marlow, who is a young ship's officer fascinated by the air of adventure and romance of the exotic East. The main themes describe some aspect of human life and behaviour, some of which are idealism versus realis...
  • Nautilus And Its Infamous Captain Nemo
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    20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA by Jules Verne The news spread worldwide about a serpent-like creature. Supposedly, part of the whale family has been ramming ships and sinking them with ease. The large ship named the Abraham Lincoln was sent out to find and kill this beast. An attack of the monster left Professor Aronnax and his long time sidekick Conseil thrown overboard. Ned Land, master harpooner was thrown overboard a swell. An iron-plated submarine saved their lives. When taken aboard the subm...
  • Event Of The Ship Cargo
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    Current EventS hip detained, examined for radioactivity In this article by the Associated Press, the event of the ship cargo, supposedly being held with radioactivity was taken place in Newark. Neither the US Coast Guards nor the FBI would comment on the investigation. They state that the container ship had a Liberian flag that was posted on the side of the top of the ship. The ship was being held in an off shore security zone after traces of radioactivity were traced in its cargo. One Coast Gua...
  • Third Class Passengers Naturally Captain Smith
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    Walter Lord's A Night To Remember By Chad Chewier The novel A Night To Remember by Walter Lord is about the well-known disaster that claimed the lives of over 1,500 people. The book was written in 1955, but the famous collision occurred on April 14, 1912 at 11: 40 p.m. This story takes place on the ship and on its many decks, sailing across the Atlantic Ocean. The Novel has not one main character. This is a story about lower class passengers that were not only victims of a disastrous sea strateg...
  • Whole Fleet Of Ships
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    I read Star Wars: Dark Force Rising. Its by Timothy Zahn and published by Bantam Books in June 1992. This book is the sequel to Heir to the Empire. Only one month separates these two books in time. After the battle at Sluis Van, a shipyard, the Rebellion's ships are moderately damaged. Most of their ships are either destroyed or are in need of major repairs. Han and Lando are stuck with Luke at Sluis Van spaceport, their ships are near the bottom of the repair lists and no one is likely to loan ...
  • Ship
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    Reaction for Voyage of the Damned Writing for TV-Radio-Film June 3, 2002 Voyage of the Damned was a film based on the true-life ship, The Saint Louis, which departed from Hamburg, Germany with over 900 Jewish passengers. Their final destination was Havana, Cuba, which is where they would live until they received visa's to enter the United States. Before watching the film we read actual news articles from the voyage and wrote down facts that occurred throughout the couple of months the ship was a...
  • Ship And The Iceberg Meeting
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    - The poem The Convergence of the Twain, by Thomas Hardy, is about the sinking of the Titanic. The title alone describes the ship and the iceberg meeting as one. By choosing this title, the author automatically conveys a seriousness of the poem. The author uses various literary techniques to convey his mockery and careless attitude towards the sinking of the ship. - In the first five stanzas, the author discusses the already submerged ship. "Stilly couches she", describes the ship resting on the...
  • Troops And Supplies On A Civilian Ship
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    The Ethics of War Unrestricted submarine warfare is often considered a shady practice in a time of war. Unrestricted submarine warfare is when one country sets up an area that is declared a war-zone, any ships that enter this zone, military or civilian, will be fired upon without warning. Is this right? In my essay, I will weigh the pros and cons of this tactic used by the German's in WWI. The practice of unrestricted warfare cost the lives of many innocent people. No warning is given so there i...
  • Amphibious Warships And Merchant Ships
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    Warships The history of warships goes back in history to the ancient Greeks and Romans. Their ships were called galleys. The galleys were powered by oarsmen. The galley had a sharp point in the front for ramming other ships. In the A.D. 700's, the Vikings invented the long ship. It weighed less than the galley and was stronger and more seaworthy. The Viking's controlled the seas until the 1000's. By the 1500's most warships carried guns, and later became heavily armed ships. Aircraft carriers ar...
  • Two Torpedoes And The Ship
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    Lusitania It was 2: 10 p.m. on May 7, 1915. Leslie Morton, a lookout on the Lusitania, screamed, 'Torpedoes coming on the starboard side. ' Two explosions followed. Within 18 minutes the huge liner, once the largest ever built, sank to the bottom of the Celtic Sea. 1,195 out of the 1,959 people aboard died. WaltherSchwieger, commander of the German submarine U- 20, who had fired a single torpedo 750 yards away from the ship, later called it the most horrible sight he had ever seen. The Lusitania...
  • 1520 Magellan And His Five Ship Fleet
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    You might be asking yourself "who was the first man to circumnavigate the world"? Well his name was Ferdindad Magellan one of the greatest sailors of all time. He was the first man to cross the Pacific Ocean. Ferdinand Magellan was born in about 1480 in Sab rosa of a noble family, and he spent his years as a court page. He was one of the greatest sailors to sale for Portugal. He did some runs for the king but never anything important. He had a love for the open seas and wanted to move on to bigg...
  • Ships Closer To The Titanic
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    Titanic On April 12, 1912, the Red Star Liner Company commissioned a luxurious ship. This luxurious ship was set out to go on its Maiden Voyage from Southampton, England to New York City. The Red Star Liner claimed that this ship was unsinkable (Titanic 1998). The So-called the unsinkable ship was known as the Titanic. The Titanic was one of the biggest ships ever built. The Titanic was 888.2 feet long (Britannica 1998). The Titanic was considered to be the Ship Of Dreams (Titanic 1998). The Tit...
  • Fire Inside Cell 6
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    HINDENBURG The Hindenburg, originally designated the L.Z. 129, was a rigid AIRSHIP built by the firm of Luftschiffbau Zeppelin in Friedrichshafen, Germany. Completed and tested in 1936, it was the world's first transatlantic commercial airliner. The airship was 245 m (804 ft) long, had a maximum diameter of 41 m (135 ft), and was kept aloft by 200,000 cu m (7,000,000 cu ft) of hydrogen in 16 cells. Four 1,050-hp Daimler-Benz diesel engines provided a top speed of 132 km / h (82 mph). In May 1936...
  • Watertight Compartments On Ships And Better Regulation
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    1. Introduction The main focus of this report will analyse the failure to manage the risks, which led to the Titanic disaster that occurred in April 1912. The areas, which will be looked into, include what caused the accident, the risks that were underestimated and also any apparent risk management strategy. The report will also detail the reasons for mishandling the risks and their implications and also highlight any lessons, which were learnt from the occurrence of this disaster. The RMS Titan...
  • Day For Three Months
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    We left England to avoid debt and for a change to have a better life. The last day we saw England was March 22, 1735. We were going to a colony in America called Georgia. When my family and I boarded the ship we were afraid of what might happen on the ship. We have heard many stories about ships disappearing and ghosts wandering the sea. When we left we knew that it was our last day to see England and maybe our last day to see land. We preyed for a safe voyage and clear skies. Our ship was made ...
  • Majesty's Hospital Ship Britannic
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    The Britannic was a ship that held many achievements throughout the early 1900's. Her resume is highlighted by her unique size, her ability to assist many individuals in need, and the mystery of her destruction. The unique nature of the Britannic relates in great deal to her size. The Britannic was the largest and sister ship to the Olympic and Titanic, although it never ran on the North Atlantic. According to Gary Arnold, her structure included a double skin, giant sized lifeboat davits, and wa...
  • Ships And Planes
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    Diary Entry 1.8/2/1942 Dear diary, I have now completed my hard training and have now packed my bags. I am now ready to be shipped up to Darwin where I will be assisting in the refueling of all the major ships that come into port. I am already terribly missing my beautiful wife. We have never spent this long apart from each other. I am also deeply missing my mother who I am assured will be looked after in her ill state. I am especially missing little Jack who should be starting to walk and say h...
  • Ship Photos
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    use the drop down menu from the buttons above to get an idea of what is here - or to locate what you want to find all the information on a particular ship, action, or subject - use the site search above - every word on the site is indexed for fast access to find a photo, use the picture search above - all the 1,180 photos are indexed in several ways, and you can vote to decide which are the best to see the photos with the highest votes go to Best Pics under Activities there is a regular competit...
  • People A Bord His Ship
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    Captain Nemo is, by far, the best of all the characters. He show quickness, a cunning and charming personalty. Captain Nemo is the captain of this extravagant under water ship called the Nautilus. On his ship the savage the surface of the ocean under them in search for food, supplies, and new species of animals. One day the Nautilus picks up some people who are ship wrecked and just floating around on the ocean. Captain Nemo invites the people a bord his ship and treats them as the highest of gu...

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