Types of Boats

Based on the description, name the boat.
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Last updated: February 18, 2014
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First submittedJanuary 27, 2014
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Rich person's pleasure craft
Spanish Armada warship
Two-hulled boat
Gigantic oil-carrying ship
Ocean-going sailing ship of China
Most powerful type of warship
prior to WWII
Early steamship with metal armor,
like the Monitor or Merrimack
Huck Finn's conveyance
Fishing boat that scrapes the
sea floor with a beam
Boat used by the Coast Guard
Boat used in rowing races
Ancient Mediterranean ship propelled by rowers
Type of the above with three rows of oars
Flat-bottomed boat used
for river transport of heavy goods
Sailing ship known for speed in the early 1800's
German submarine of WWI and WWII
Boat propelled by a giant wheel
Paddle Steamer
Cargo ship that brings stuff from China to your
local Wal-Mart in truck-sized boxes
Container Ship
Single-oared Venetian boat
Boat propelled by pushing a pole
against the river bottom
Level 78
Jan 27, 2014
Public Service Announcement: You better accept Unterseeboot for all the weirdos that are too good to just type U-Boat.
Level ∞
Jan 27, 2014
Haha. I suppose you're right.
Level 90
Feb 19, 2014
*Thunderous applause!*
Level 36
Feb 19, 2014
I did type that just to see if it was there.

Thanks to you, buck, I got that one extra point.

Level 86
Feb 17, 2014
please accept ironsides for the Civil War early steamship with metal armor. great quiz!
Level 67
Feb 17, 2014
No, Ironsides still means the U.S.S. Constitution, which was not an ironclad. How about sculls for shells, however?
Level ∞
Feb 18, 2014
Okay scull will work now
Level 60
Feb 19, 2014
Needs more dinghy.
Level 82
Feb 19, 2014
and more cowbell.
Level 82
Feb 19, 2014
Tried a bunch of things for paddle steamer but didn't get it. Still scored in the 90th percentile missing 5... playing Civilization helped.
Level 60
Feb 19, 2014
Yeah, I got it with Paddle Boat, which was about my 6th guess.
Level 26
Feb 19, 2014
What about "Sternwheeler"? Might also be known more popularly as "Riverboat".
Level 91
Mar 21, 2014
The fleet of them in Pittsburgh is called the Gateway Clipper Fleet - so Clipper was one of my guesses, which inadvertently got me credit for another clue I didn't know. :-)
Level 51
Aug 13, 2015
Yes, please accept "riverboat." That is what I've always known it as. Granted, wikipedia is not right about everything, but it agrees with me.
Level 41
Jan 17, 2024
uhoh yeah its pretty hard only knowing the german name.literal translation would be shovel wheel steamer. how odd.
Level 58
Apr 30, 2014
Brig, xebec, canoe, destoryer, corvette,
Level 51
Aug 13, 2015
Kayak would be another good one to add.
Level 83
Sep 18, 2017
Could "lifeboat" also be accepted as a vessel used by the Coastguard?
Level 89
Jul 5, 2018
Lifeboats are used by everybody. You could also ask if steel is an acceptable type of vessel used by the Coasties.
Level 83
Jan 2, 2024
but they are specifically associated with the coastguard right? or is the american coastguard vastly different from the british?
Level 38
Apr 1, 2018
Speedboat , Lifeboat , Cruise , Ship & Sail Boat!
Level 61
Jun 8, 2018
could freighter be accepted for container ship?
Level 89
Jul 4, 2018
Where does Rodney Dangerfield fit into this?
Level 48
Oct 26, 2018
please accept "Gin palace" for a rich man's boat... yachts have sails....calling those petrol/diesel driven monstrosities "yachts" is an insult to any true sailor
Level 89
Apr 21, 2019
Actually yacht means a fast naval vessel used to hunt pirates. So a diesel speedboat like a Navy PT-Boat or PBR is truer to a yacht than a clumsy Bermuda rig.

The word means "hunt". Calling some weekend warrior's blowboat a yacht is an insult to any true pirate hunter.

Level 78
Aug 12, 2019
Surprised that "Dhow" or "Viking Longboat" didnt make the cut, two iconic vessels
Level 79
Jan 18, 2020
Could perhaps penteconter be accepted for galley?
Level 72
Apr 1, 2021
In the UK, the boat used for rowing races is generally called a gig
Level 68
Feb 9, 2023
Thank you, O’Brian.
Level 71
Jan 21, 2024
Panamax would be an awesome question here.