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Through out the history of shipping, whereit all started with simple boats evolving to into sail ships that became “steamed” and then reaching todays sophisticated and highly specialized vessels, ships have played an important role in the development of our modern society. Below focus is on modern ships that in general are divided into a few main categories that describes the main purpose of each ship type. Under each main type there is a number of sub types that further describes the purpose of that specific vessel sub type.Please click on each main type below to get more information on the different ship type and sub types.

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