Ship Names

Ever pondered what S.S. means before a ships name? It stands for Steam Ship, at one time it stood for Screw Steamer to differentiate it from PS which meant Paddle Steamer. MV stands for motor vessel, generally a diesel engine. SV is a sailing vessel, which by the way, has the right of way over power vessels.

This is a picture of the TEV Princess Patricia ( Turbine Electric Vessel )