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George
14th May 2012, 08:13 AM
Hi all, In a receant discusion, the question was asked, what is the differance between a Boat and a Ship????. I'm ashamed to admitt, that as an ex MN man I didn't know the answere. Can anyone please explain the what the difference is.
George
in Southampton

Tony Wilding
14th May 2012, 08:24 AM
ships carry boats, example lifeboats, basically its size, difference between a motor cruiser and motor yacht is size, :th_thth5952deef:

Jim Brady
14th May 2012, 08:31 AM
You can put a boat on a ship but you cannot put a ship on a boat.
Regards.
Jim.B.

Ivan Cloherty
14th May 2012, 09:22 AM
ships carry boats, example lifeboats, basically its size, difference between a motor cruiser and motor yacht is size, :th_thth5952deef:

Now, Now, Tony you know the difference between a motor cruiser and a motor yacht is SAILS

j.sabourn
14th May 2012, 09:23 AM
If you looked up the definition of a ship 50 years ago, you would have been told it was a 3 or 4 masted vessel square rigged on all. This was in a post sometime ago. This is certainly not the official answer you will get now. Cheers John Sabourn.

Captain Kong
14th May 2012, 10:27 AM
A SHIP, was originally a Square Rigger, on all three or four masts, a Barque was square rigged except for the After mast which was fore and aft sails. That was in the days of sail.
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Today a seafaring man may referr to a liner as "I sailed on a Cunard boat", or one of Fyffes as "I sailed on a Skin Boat." or "I sailed on a Blue Flu Boat". or "I sailed on a Star Boat. " and so on.
So today it is a bit difficult to explain the difference.
I think, just please yourself what you say, shore people dont care anyway.
Cheers
Brian

Tony Wilding
14th May 2012, 12:51 PM
hi again, a motor yacht does not necessarily have to have sails.Princess are one of the worlds biggest motor yacht builders

vic mcclymont
14th May 2012, 02:05 PM
A ship can carry a boat a boat cannot carry a ship. A definition given to me years ago.:cool:

Malcolm S
14th May 2012, 02:06 PM
How about "A ship has watertight integrity, a boat does not" This however falls flat when talking about submarines!!

Malcolm

Ivan Cloherty
14th May 2012, 02:26 PM
hi again, a motor yacht does not necessarily have to have sails.Princess are one of the worlds biggest motor yacht builders

Tony, I stand corrected

Dictionary definition

"Light sailing vessel specially built and rigged for racing; vessel propelled by sails, steam, electricity, or other motive power other than oars and used for private pleasure excursions, cruising or similar travel"

j.sabourn
15th May 2012, 12:43 AM
Going back to the old Articles or rule of the Road, which originally (1950) consisted of 32, but were altered and added on twice to my knowledge over subsequent years. The preliminary to rule 1 begins ...These rules shall be followed by all vessels and seaplanes upon the high seas and in all waters contained therein navigable by seagoing vessels.....Blah Blah Blah. I dont think there is any ref. to ships in the 32 Rules then, everything refers to a vessel. Saying that someone probably can remember or have a copy of same and will prove me wrong. Cheers John Sabourn

happy daze john in oz
15th May 2012, 06:21 AM
How about "A ship has watertight integrity, a boat does not" This however falls flat when talking about submarines!!

Malcolm

Fell very flat with Titanic as well.

George
15th May 2012, 07:01 AM
Many thanks for all your replies lads sertainly think I have a better understanding of the subjet
George
in Southampton

Kevin Mercer
16th May 2012, 08:44 PM
Hi All,
I heard some time ago that the RN ( Grey Funnel Line ) class subsurface vesels as boats ( U-boats ) and surface vessels as ships. Have we any matelots can confirm this ? When ever we saw an RN vessel when I was at sea they were always " Navy Boats"
Cheers
Kevin::thumb_ship: