Giants on the Waters

The history of traveling by water is so long. There are no exact proofs about the first boats made by humans.

Man has made many attempts to explore new sea routes and new lands. In the process, he made various sea vehicles and discovered many new lands.

Since about 15th century, there have been tremendous changes in the manufacture of seagoing vehicles.

Technology has evolved so much over time that today we see high-tech speed boats, giant cruise liners and powerful tankers.

Let’s discuss here some facts about some important giant ships that have plied the ocean waters from the 15th century until today.

Historic Sea Giants

Santa Maria

Christopher Columbus used Santa Maria which was launched in 1460. She was a Carrack ship developed in Europe during 14th and 15th centuries. … Read More

Mary Rose

She was a sail type English ship of 1510 and one of the firsts to have gunports, holes for cannons to fire through…. Read More

Ferdinand Magellan’s Fleet

Ferdinand Magellan circumnavigated around the world for the first time in the history and his voyage was so popular as ‘Magellan Expedition’ (Magellan-Elcano expedition) in the 15-16th centuries…. Read More


Mayflower was an English ship used by the Pilgrim Fathers (Pilgrims – English settlers) to settle in the New World (America) in 1620…. Read More

James Cook’s Historic Voyages

To explore the South Pacific, Captain James Cook made three major voyages between 1768 and 1779…. Read More

The Turtle

The Turtle was the first combat submersible vessel made in the USA in 1775…. Read More..

SS Savannah

SS Savannah was an American hybrid sailing ship and became the first steamship to cross the Atlantic Ocean in 1819… Read More…

The Dreadnought

The Dreadnought was the most powerful battleship in the world in 20th century launched in 1906 by the British king George V… Read More

The RMS Titanic

RMS Titanic was an Olympic-class British passenger liner launched in 1912 and the largest ship in the world at the time… Read More

USS Nautilus (SSN-571)

USS Nautilus, the world’s first nuclear submarine, was launched on 21 January 1954 and commissioned on 30 September 1954…. Read More

NS Arktika

NS Arktika was a nuclear-powered Soviet icebreaker and became the first surface ship to reach the North Pole in 1977… Read More

MS Allure of the Seas

MS Allure of the Seas was the biggest passenger cruise liner ever built in 2009… Read More

MS Turanor PlanetSolar

Turanor PlanetSolar was the largest solar powered boat in the world completed its trip around the globe in 2012…. Read More

The CSCL Globe

She was a container ship and went into service in 2014. She was the longest container ship… Read More

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