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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

Other navies

The BAP Union  at Callao, in 2017
The BAP Union at Callao, in 2017
The second Gorch Fock in front of the Naval Academy Mürwik (Red Castle) in 2015
The second Gorch Fock in front of the Naval Academy Mürwik (Red Castle) in 2015
The Amerigo Vespucci at Venice, 2006
The Amerigo Vespucci at Venice, 2006
The JDS Kashima at Portsmouth, in 2008
The JDS Kashima at Portsmouth, in 2008

Merchant fleet

SS John W. Brown
SS John W. Brown
Sedov
Sedov

United States Maritime Administration Owned Training Ships

Sail training vessels

Californian in San Diego, California
Californian in San Diego, California
INS Tarangini

In fiction

See also

References

  1. ^ "Dolphin Sea Training School – All At Sea". Archived from the original on 2011-07-18. Retrieved 2010-12-04.

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