Types Of Ships

We recently had to map out all ship types for a client of Unofficial Networks, the maritime consulting arm of gCaptain.  This is only the first draft so I’m sure we forgot a few (let us know in the comments section) and there are debates in regards to some of the categories but we thought you would be interested in this visualization of the data. Click HERE to download the full sized version.

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  • http://twitter.com/rkohr Rob Kohr

    I created a list of old time sailing ships for a game I was working on here:

    http://constantsail.com/about/ships_available

    Totally not applicable, but kinda fun to see a list of more modern ships.

  • http://twitter.com/rkohr Rob Kohr

    I created a list of old time sailing ships for a game I was working on here:

    http://constantsail.com/about/ships_available

    Totally not applicable, but kinda fun to see a list of more modern ships.

  • Capt Mike

    Even a few I had to scratch my head on, good job!

  • Capt Mike

    Even a few I had to scratch my head on, good job!

  • http://smadanek.blogspot.com/ Ken Adams, Amphib Sailor

    Very interesting and useful research. As I scanned it, I thought of a couple of others that may or may not fit into existing categories:

    1) Research submarine, e.g. USS Dolphin. She wasn’t really an attack boat in her final configuration, but might fit into the research vessel category outside of the naval branch.
    2) Sea barge carriers like SS Cape Mohican. I don’t think it quite fits into the LASH category, because the lifting arrangement is so different.
    4) Crane ships like SS Flickertail State. This class was converted in the 80s to support in-stream offload of container ships to lighters for transfer ashore. They don’t really fit into the heavy lift category with 60 and 30 ton cranes.

  • http://smadanek.blogspot.com/ Ken Adams, Amphib Sailor

    Very interesting and useful research. As I scanned it, I thought of a couple of others that may or may not fit into existing categories:

    1) Research submarine, e.g. USS Dolphin. She wasn’t really an attack boat in her final configuration, but might fit into the research vessel category outside of the naval branch.
    2) Sea barge carriers like SS Cape Mohican. I don’t think it quite fits into the LASH category, because the lifting arrangement is so different.
    4) Crane ships like SS Flickertail State. This class was converted in the 80s to support in-stream offload of container ships to lighters for transfer ashore. They don’t really fit into the heavy lift category with 60 and 30 ton cranes.

  • http://smadanek.blogspot.com/ Ken Adams, Amphib Sailor

    Oops. That 4) should have been a 3). I blame insufficient caffeination.

  • http://smadanek.blogspot.com/ Ken Adams, Amphib Sailor

    Oops. That 4) should have been a 3). I blame insufficient caffeination.

  • http://www.usmmv.blogspot.com/ Don Horton`

    John,
    The layout looks great. I have been gone from the sea for 50 years this July. I My family of 5 worked on manned Seagoing barges during the WWII timeframe. I didn't see any reference to them. Are any of them still out there? Does anyone on the site know anything about them? I would be interested to talk with them. I am seeking employment records from the compnies that owned the tug and barges working the East Coast. Do you have any idea? I have some info at my blog if your interested.
    http://usmmv.blogspot.com
    jdon

  • http://www.usmmv.blogspot.com Don Horton`

    John,
    The layout looks great. I have been gone from the sea for 50 years this July. I My family of 5 worked on manned Seagoing barges during the WWII timeframe. I didn't see any reference to them. Are any of them still out there? Does anyone on the site know anything about them? I would be interested to talk with them. I am seeking employment records from the compnies that owned the tug and barges working the East Coast. Do you have any idea? I have some info at my blog if your interested.
    http://usmmv.blogspot.com
    jdon

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  • Richard

    This is interesting. Thanks for posting it. Here are some comments that come to mind:
    -Should there be a category for recreational vessels?
    -What about adding "historical replications" under the Government/Academic group?
    -The By Size sub-category under Tankers is used just as frequently for break-bulk vessels (and I question the placement of break-bulk and ro-ro vessels alongside dredging vessels)
    -Near Coastal should also include ocean barges used in short-sea shipping operations (and "ha*bour tug" is misspelled)
    -The Ferry subcategory could use more detail (e.g., hydrofoil, passenger-only, etc.)
    -Under Navy, why aren't destroyers included under surface warfare?
    -Also under Navy, what about support vessels such as freighters and tugs, etc.?

  • Richard

    This is interesting. Thanks for posting it. Here are some comments that come to mind:
    -Should there be a category for recreational vessels?
    -What about adding "historical replications" under the Government/Academic group?
    -The By Size sub-category under Tankers is used just as frequently for break-bulk vessels (and I question the placement of break-bulk and ro-ro vessels alongside dredging vessels)
    -Near Coastal should also include ocean barges used in short-sea shipping operations (and "ha*bour tug" is misspelled)
    -The Ferry subcategory could use more detail (e.g., hydrofoil, passenger-only, etc.)
    -Under Navy, why aren't destroyers included under surface warfare?
    -Also under Navy, what about support vessels such as freighters and tugs, etc.?

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/akseapilot akseapilot

    Wrong Dead Wrong. you not only have to add Tugboat (instead of coastal) to the original list but sub cat's would be 1. Offshore 2. coastal 3. Inland 4. harbor 5. ATB. I'm open to other sub cat.s but Tugboats fall into there own categories. If you were ever a tugboater you'd understand.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/akseapilot akseapilot

    Wrong Dead Wrong. you not only have to add Tugboat (instead of coastal) to the original list but sub cat's would be 1. Offshore 2. coastal 3. Inland 4. harbor 5. ATB. I'm open to other sub cat.s but Tugboats fall into there own categories. If you were ever a tugboater you'd understand.

  • http://unofficialnetworks.com/ John

    Richard, I will admitt I did not put quite as much time on the Navy part of the list as I did the Merchants.

    AKseapilot, good ideas.

    I’ll have to make an update.

  • http://unofficialnetworks.com John

    Richard, I will admitt I did not put quite as much time on the Navy part of the list as I did the Merchants.

    AKseapilot, good ideas.

    I’ll have to make an update.

  • Richard

    Would be great to see the updated product… Nice work regardless!

  • Richard

    Would be great to see the updated product… Nice work regardless!

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