History of ships and boats

Events

prehistory and ancient times

5000 BCE - 3000 BCE

Mesopotamian sailors invent sails

prehistoric and ancient timesa

1500 BCE - 27 BCE

Greeks build giant warships, including biremes and triremes

prehistoric and ancient times

27 BCE - 400 CE

Romans build galleys,the ancient ancestors of modern warships, with innovation including a raised bridge.

Middle ages

300

vikings invented clinker buildings

middle ages

1200

the central rubber starts to replace the " steerboard".

middle ages

1400 - 1600

Most large ships are wooden built and sail powered, and include cogs,carracks,galleys,and galleons

Great age of shipping

1777

First iron hulled boat is built ( in England)

Great age of shipping

1783

Marquis d'Abbans builds the first steamboat.

Great age of shipping

1807

Robert Fulton sets a record for traveling from New York City to Albany with a steamboat called Clermont

Modern ships

1943

Marine gas turbine engines are used for the first time

Modern ships

1992

Us Navy scraps the last of its giant battle ships,USS Missouri

Modern ships

1993

Us Navy launches an experimental, radar invisible stealth boat called the Sea Shadow, based on a SWATH design.