Boat timeline

Events

First boats include ratts,skin,hide,and bark boats,kayaks,and dugouts

10,000 bc

Ancient Egyptians make the first boats from wooden planks

3000 BC

Greeks Build Giant Warships, including biremes and triremes

1500 BCE

Lateen sails are being widely used in the Mediteranian

200 CE

Vikings invent clinker building

300

The central rudder starts to replace the "steerboard"

1200

Cornelis Drebble builds the 1st submarine from wood

1620

First iron-hulled boat is built (in England)

1777

John Holland designs and builds the first practical,engine powered submarine, but struggles to convince the US Navy of its potential

1870 - 1898

John Thornycroft patents an early form of the hovercraft based on a floating lily pad

1877

Marine gas turbine engines are used for the first time

1943

US Navy launches first nuclear-powered submarine, USS Nautilus

1955

US Navy scraps the last of its giant battleships,USS Missouri

1992