First boats include rafts, skin, hide and bark boats, kayaks, and dugouts.
Ancient Egyptians make the first boats from wooden planks.
Greeks build giant warships, including biremes and triremes.
Vikings invent clinker building.
Great voyages by Christopher Columbus
Cornelis Drebble builds the first submarine from wood.
First iron-hulled boat built.
Steamboat SS Savannah crosses the Atlantic in record 29 days.
Sir Charles Parsons invents a highly efficient steam engine.
Marine gas turbine engines used for the first time.
US Navy launches first nuclear-powered submarine.
US Navy scraps last of its giant battleships.