Why is a submarine classified as a boat and not as a ship?
The Navy considers all vessels ships; however, submarines are historically referred to as boats due to the nature of the first submarines. A boat in Naval terminology is a vessel that is launched or tended from a larger ship. The earliest submarines required support vessels to maintain and launch them, hence they were termed boats.
The term "boat" goes back to the earliest days of submarine history, when submarines were literally launched from tenders (e.g., the Turtle). A 'boat" is launched from a ship - therefore, the earliest submarines were termed "boats" since they were launched and retrieved from ships.
Today, though only DSRV's and ROV's require a support vessel for operations, independent submarines are still referred to as boats not only due to the historical term, but the fact that they still require support from a Submarine Tender while in homeport for repairs and maintenance the crew cannot perform.
As Naval history and submarine technology progressed to the point where they became independent vessels unto themselves, the traditional name stuck, though the Navy itself doesn't make a distinction - a ship is ship even if it's a black sewer pipe with a nuclear reactor that travels underwater. It's not just the tradition though - all submariners are keen on distinguishing themselves from skimmers (surface ship types), and using "boat" rather than ship is one way of doing that.
Another part of that tradition is the business founded to create famed submarine builder John Holland's submarine USS Holland (SS-1), which still exists today, which has had a large part in creating submarine history as we know it - the Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics Corp., in Groton, CT.
Submariners refer to submarines as "boats" or simply as submarines.
As a former submariner, I do not refer to them as "ships" at all, only boats or submarines. There is an old saying in the submarine community:
"There are only two types of ships: submarines, and targets!"
Ship,boat,life boat,submarine and motor boat
The correct spelling is submarine (submersible boat or ship).
Boat Barrels Ship Sailboat Barge Submarine
Ship is ship. It's the same language.
The same as it is in society in general - a small vessel used for traveling on water. In nautical terms, a boat can 'fit' on a ship. Think of a submarine (U-boat) as it can fit on a larger ship - like a carrier or mega tanker.
The U-20(German U-boat or submarine) sink the Lusitania the really famous passenger ship during World War 1.
the U boat 'is' the German word for submarine. western nations just used submarine. U boat is short for Unterwasserboot, which translates as undersea boat or under water boat or submarine.
Yes, an underwater boat (u-boat) is a German made submarine.
Germany would sink anything that came near its territory using a submarine called a u-boat and then the Lusitania, a ship from America sank from the submarine.
Two meet the classification of "Boat". the Motor Torpedo Boat and the Submarine. The submarine is no longer considered disposable because of the high production costs associated with its nuclear powerplant. The Destroyer is normally considered as the most disposable "ship" of the fleet, particularly after its WWII service in defending the fleet against kamikaze attacks.
U-Boat was the name used by the Allies for German submarines particularly during WW2. U-Boat stood for Unterseeboot, the German for submarine. Unterseeboot was actually a general term for submarines. Answer: An undersea boat or submarine. Also can be known as a German Submarine. A U-Boat or "unter see boot" is the German name for a submarine.
No, a U-boat is a submarine. A torpedo boat is the boat that destroys the submarine.
Nothing - U-boat is an abbreviation of the German word Unterseeboot, meaning Undersea Boat or Submarine.
Technical Research Ship - 1 (Held captive by North Korea since 1968) Dock Landing Ship - 12 Attack Submarine - 53 Ballistic Missile Submarine - 14 Guided Missile Submarine - 4 Mine Countermeasure Ship - 11 Patrol Boat - 11 Aircraft Carrier - 9 Cruiser - 22 Destroyer - 62 Frigate - 17 Littoral Combat Ship - 3 Amphibious Assault Ship - 9 Amphibious Command Ship - 2 Amphibious Transport dock - 9
Titanic was a ship. By definition, you can launch a boat from a ship but you can't launch a ship from a boat.
A submarine is an undersea boat, or submersible.
The most famous of all of the German boats in WW2 was the U-boat, it was a kind of submarine that fired torpedo's and a ship before it could see it or even know that an enemy was nearby.
A submarine of the German navy.
a ship floats on the water and a submarine can go underwater and on top of the water
A U-boat was a submarine used by Germany in World War 1 and World War 2.
Unterseeboot is German for submarine.
Submarine - A ship designed to travel underwater used for exploration and warfare. Submarine - A sandwich that is shaped like the submarine ship, also known as a grinder or hoagie.
"Unrestricted submarine warfare" led to a u-boat sinking of a passenger ship, Lusitania, with US citizens on board. This was the official excuse to enter the war.
A submarine has two main mechanisms that allow it to sink and return to the surface. The submarine has dive tanks that can be filled with water to make the ship's weight the same as the water it displaces, or a little more. This causes the boat to sink. Air can be blown into those tanks to reduce the weight of the boat and it rises to the surface. The second system uses the ship's… Read More
What is the name of the show that used to be on PBS kids about a tiny boy with a car-plane-boat-submarine?
In 1915, the British ocean liner Lusitania was torpedoed by a German u-boat (submarine) and sunk because the central powers believed the ship was being utilized to transport contraband (war materials) to the United Kingdom.
A sailing vessel relies on the wind as its source of power. It could be called a boat, ship, bark, raft, caravel, or tall ship, submarine, or even a "floatie". However, aircraft "sail on the wind" and spacecraft "sail past the stars".
you can travel in lots of different ways through air: planes helicopters through water: boat ship submarine on the ground: cars on foot trains bicycles bus taxies
you dont get a submarine,you get a boat,a canoe,and the airship
U-Boat = a submarine in the German Navy They are tipe of submarine the Germans used. Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U-boat More precisely: U-Boot = Untersee Boot, i.e. undersea boat, a submarine. All submarines are U-Boats; it is not a type of submarine.
this word is an adjective meaning "under the sea". submarine is the word shortened from the term "submarine boat".
The USS Nautilus (SSN-571) was built by long time submarine builder General Dynamics' Electric Boat Division in Groton, CT. Keel was laid in 1952, and she was launched 2 years later. The Nautilus is still in service as a museum ship at the Navy Submarine School in Groton. I went to Submarine School in February '80 - I do NOT recommend CT in the winter.
Let's call it a U Boat. An undersea boat, a Submarine.
"Unterseeboot" (literally, Undersea Boat) is the German word for submarine. It is often referred to be it's nickname, "U-Boat" in English.
a ship and a boat are the same thing,
The sinking of the civilian ship Lusitania by a German U-boat (submarine) which had US civilians on it angered them to becoming involved against the Germans.
While there isnt really a legal definition of what constitutes a boat or a ship, seamen generally go by the principle definition that a BOAT can be carried by a SHIP but a SHIP cannot be carried by a BOAT.
A submarine is to spy on ship movements and if necessary sink ships
"The submarine fired a torpedo at the large ship."
There are many Latin words for "boat" or "ship": navicula is a small boat capha is a boat (it is the origin of the word canoe) scapha is a boat or skiff linter is a small, light boat navis is a large boat or ship navigium is a large boat or ship
Germany U-boat submarine u = unter = under
The boat used in the movie is a scale model and a set, not a real boat.
"Sub" means below. "Sub" means below. "Sub" means under (or below). "Marine" means sea (or water). Ergo, Submarine = Undersea, or Undersee in German. Underseeboot = Undersea Boat, or U-Boat for short. [Schnellboot = fast boat, or S-boat.] As a noun, submarine is a type of boat that can submerge, but as an adjective it can be used to describe anything which exists under the sea.
Sub or U Boat.
a submarine. this weapon changed the coarse of war.
The H. L. Hunley was the name of the Confederate submarine that was the first combat submarine to sink an enemy ship.
There is no ship known, it is not the Lusitania, which was an English ship.
american passeger ship