Training ship


Training ship

A training ship is a ship used to train students as sailors. The term is especially used for ships employed by navies to train future officers. Essentially there are two types: those used for training at sea and old hulks used to house classrooms.

The hands-on aspect provided by sail training has also been used as a platform for everything from semesters-at-sea for undergraduate oceanography and biology students, marine science and physical science for high school students, and character building for at-risk youths.

Notable training ships

Royal Navy:
* "Ganges"
* "Defiance"
* "Arethusa"
* "Bristol"
* "Clio"
* "Conway"
* "Cornwall"
* "Exmouth" (2)
* "Excellent"
* "Foudroyant"
* "Indefatigable" (1914–)
* "Lion" (1871–) including adjacent "Implacable"
* "Mars"
* "Mercury"
* "Northampton"
* "Warspite"
* "Worcester"
* "Wellesley"
* "St Vincent"Other navies:
*"Nautilus" of the Spanish Navy
*"Galatea" of the Spanish Navy
*"Juan Sebastián Elcano" of the Spanish Navy
*"Esmeralda" of the Chilean Navy
*The first "Gorch Fock" of the Kriegsmarine.
*The second "Gorch Fock" of the Bundesmarine.
*"Sagres II" of the Portuguese Navy.
*"Eagle" of the United States Coast Guard.
*"Suomen Joutsen" of the Finnish Navy.
*"Mircea" of the Romanian Navy
*"Amerigo Vespucci" of the Italian Navy
*"Libertad" of the Argentine Navy
*"Kaliakra" of the Bulgarian Navy.
*"Gajabahu" of the Sri Lankan Navy
*"Philomel" of the New Zealand Navy
*"Cuauhtémoc" of the Mexican Navy

Merchant fleet:
* "Christian Radich" of Oslo, Norway
* "Kruzenshtern" of Kaliningrad, Russia
* "Mir" of St.Petersburg, Russia
* "Sedov" of Murmansk, Russia
* "Sørlandet" of Kristiansand
* "Statsraad Lemkuhl" of Bergen, Norway
* "Worcester"
* T.S. "Dolphin Leith", UK 1924 to 1977 http://www.allatsea.cx/dolphin.html
* T.S. "Dufferin (IMMTS Dufferin",1927) of Bombay, India
* T.S. "Rajendra", 1972, Bombay, India
* T.S. "Chanakya", 1994, Navi Mumbai, India
* S.S. "John W. Brown", New York, New York Board of Education (Liberty Ship)
* S.S. "Twin Falls", New York, New York Board of Education (Victory Ship)

Sail Training Vessels:
*"Californian"
*"Dar Młodzieży"
*"Irving and Exy Johnson"
*"Lady Washington"
*"Picton Castle"
*"Pilgrim"
*"Stavros S Niarchos (ship)"
*"Tole Mour"

In fiction:
*PRS "James Randolph", an interplanetary spacecraft parked in Earth orbit in Robert A. Heinlein's novel, "Space Cadet"
*USS "Republic" (NCC-1371), a starship referred to in "Star Trek"
*"Betty Jeanne", in the novel Fergus Crane by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell.


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