A brief history of ships and boats

Events

First boats

10000 bce

Rafts, skin, hide and bark boats were among those

Mesopotamian inventors invent sails

5000 bce

Archimedes discovers the science of floatation

287 bce

Eureka!!

Vikings invent clinker building

300

The central rudder starts to replace the steerboard

1200

Cornelis Drebbel invents the first submarine

1620

Made out of wood

First iron hulled boat is built

1777

The Steamboat S.S Savannah crosses the Atlantic in 29 days

1819

Modern Propellers are invented

1836

The Titanic Sinks, thousands dead.

1912

Christopher Cockerell's hovercraft makes its maiden voyage

1959

U.S navy scraps the last of its giant battleships

1992