Mesopotamian sailors invent sails
Greeks build giant warships, including biremes and triremes
Romans build galleys,the ancient ancestors of modern warships, with innovation including a raised bridge.
vikings invented clinker buildings
the central rubber starts to replace the " steerboard".
Most large ships are wooden built and sail powered, and include cogs,carracks,galleys,and galleons
First iron hulled boat is built ( in England)
Marquis d'Abbans builds the first steamboat.
Robert Fulton sets a record for traveling from New York City to Albany with a steamboat called Clermont
Marine gas turbine engines are used for the first time
Us Navy scraps the last of its giant battle ships,USS Missouri
Us Navy launches an experimental, radar invisible stealth boat called the Sea Shadow, based on a SWATH design.