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What type of ships do you like best?
Pirate Ships 50%  50%  [ 5 ]
Cruise Ships 30%  30%  [ 3 ]
Cargo Ships 10%  10%  [ 1 ]
Battle Ships 10%  10%  [ 1 ]
Total votes : 10

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24 May 2012, 4:30 pm

My favourite ship is The Bounty. James Cook sailed it to Canada in the 1700s. I even had the change to go on it and look around at Expo 86. As you can see, I like pirate ships the best.


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24 May 2012, 4:35 pm

Cargo... Makes me think of limbo for some reason.

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24 May 2012, 4:36 pm

My favorite ship is the Black Pearl, because Jack Sparrow was the captain of it. It was a pirate ship. :)



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24 May 2012, 4:38 pm

I'm partial to brigs, brigantines, sloops, cutters, schooners, etc ... basically the smaller, faster ships of the age of sail. These tended to fill all the roles you've described.



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24 May 2012, 4:41 pm

My one would be the "Destroyer"class.


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24 May 2012, 4:59 pm

I live in a maritime city, so I :heart: all types of maritime craft. :D
I :heart: watching ships and boats travelling along the River Mersey.
The best ships IMO are cruise ships there going to be a regular sight again in my city 8)

OH BTY here is a world famous ship (well technically its a boat) for you :wink:

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24 May 2012, 5:09 pm

Ohhh wait ... I forgot about this class ... I love these things ...

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These were known as "whalebacks" and only existed on the Great Lakes. They are not submarines but the hull design did influence the earliest submarines of the 20th century.



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24 May 2012, 5:12 pm

I was really reluctant to say Pirate since they've become so trendy, but in reality I love ferries and riverboats have been an obsession in the past. My first ever trip to Disneyland I did every boat ride except the submarines, they even had the speedboats you could drive yourself. But yeah I like stuff you can get up and walk around on



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24 May 2012, 5:14 pm

I love tall ships, so I voted pirate. We have a tall ship show almost every year where I live. One of my favorite events of the summer.



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24 May 2012, 5:22 pm

@ Edgewaters, so which one's the Edmund Fitzgerald? :D

Those are more generally known as 'lakers' aren't they? the bottom one looks an awful lot like a container rig



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24 May 2012, 5:57 pm

2wheels4ever wrote:
@ Edgewaters, so which one's the Edmund Fitzgerald? :D

Those are more generally known as 'lakers' aren't they? the bottom one looks an awful lot like a container rig


All whalebacks are lakers but not all lakers are whalebacks. The bottom one is a container ship, just it has a whaleback hull; the middle one is a whalebacked cruise ship. The top one I'm not sure, I'd guess maybe a whaleback mail carrier or light cargo craft.