boat

Events

prehistory and ancient times of boats

5000 BCE - 3000 BCE

Mesopotamian sailors created sails

wooden boat

3000 BCE

ancient Egyptians made the first boats of wooden planks

warships

1500 BCE - 27 BCE

Greeks build giant warships

middle ages

300

vikings invent clinker building

wooden boat

1400 - 1600

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

cornelis drebble

1620

Cornelis Drebble builds the first submarine out of wood

great age of shipping

1777

first iron hulled boat is built

steam boat

1783

Marquis d'Abbans builds the first steam boat

propellers

1836

modern propellers are built

modern ships

1943

marine gas turbine engines are used for the first time

container ship

1956

the first container ship is launched from Newark, NJ.

giant battleships

1992

the US navy scraps the last of their giant battleships USS Missouri