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 )

One thought on “Ship Names

  1. Never knew this. Always fun to learn something knew, and never too old either.

    My grandfather was in the navy. He was a batman ( sans cloak and tights) to an officer aboard HMS Herod.

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