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Title: Ezra Lebourgeois - Top 10 Most Famous Ships in History


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Top 10 Most Famous Ships in History
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The Santa Maria
Though less than 70 feet long and by all accounts
a slow and hideous vessel, few can deny the fame
the tiny Spanish boat  achieved when she brought
Christopher Columbus to the new world.
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C.S.S. Hunley
Finally ready for her first combat test, on the
evening of February 17, 1864, the Hunley, which
never seemed to run out of men eager to serve on
her despite the generally suicidal nature of
doing so, snuck up on the Union sloop Housatonic
and buried a spar torpedo in her side.
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U.S.S. Monitor and C.S.S. Virginia
one of the most important battles in naval
history in that it was the first time two ships
made predominantly of iron rather than wood ever
engaged in battle. The Union-built Monitor
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U.S.S. Constitution
Known as Old Ironsides due to her sturdy
construction, the oldest still intact ship in
America serves as a museum in Boston,
Massachusetts.
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Battleship U.S.S. Missouri
she was reactivated and sent to fight during the
Korean War, and again in 1984, when she became
part of Ronald Reagans 600-ship fleet plan.
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HMS Victory
One of the largest wooden warships ever built,
the ship not only saw considerable action in the
last decades of the eighteenth century fighting
both the French and Spanish fleets, but she
became the stuff of legends at the pivotal battle
of Trafalgar in 1805
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Battleship U.S.S. Maine
the battleship Maine (a tiny thing compared to
the later behemoths that were to carry the title
of battleship) became a rallying point for a
nation intent on war
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German Battleship Bismarck
German dreadnought Bismarck which, at 823 feet
and with a top speed of 30 knots, was the largest
and fastest warship then afloat.
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Battleship U.S.S. Arizona
Few ships illicit the sort of emotion among
American veterans as does the name Arizona.
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British Luxury Liner RMS Titanic
The largest and fastest passenger ship of its
time, the British White Star liner left England
on April 10, 1912 on its maiden voyage to New
York, only to strike an iceberg five days later
and sink.
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