Sailing ship firing, In a Mirror, Darkly

A sailing ship firing

Ship in san francisco

A ship in San Francisco in the 2150s

Sailing ship model

A model of a sailing ship

Boat design

Design for a simple boat

For the DS9 episode with a similar title, please see "The Ship".

A ship or vessel, in traditional terminology, refers to any seagoing vessel. As mankind took to flight, the term was also applied to airships. As space travel became increasingly popular, the term was later applied to starships.

Wood was an early construction material for ships. Shipmasters had the privilege of marrying two people since the days of wooden ships, according to James T. Kirk. (TOS: "Balance of Terror")

On Earth, ships were the primary tools of the US Navy and Royal Navy, spanning several centuries. Seagoing ships continued to be used in a similar capacity by the Federation Naval Patrol well into the 24th century. (VOY: "Thirty Days")

Once mankind began traveling to the stars, the specialized ships they used were known as starships. Still, the term "ship" was commonly applied to these craft as well.

In 2151, the starship Enterprise NX-01 encountered the Akaali, a civilization which utilized a type of ship known as a clipper ship. (ENT: "Civilization")

In the 2150s, San Francisco Bay was passed by several ships. (ENT: "Shadows of P'Jem", "Shockwave, Part II", "Regeneration", "First Flight", "Home")

The floating bazaar on the Xanthan homeworld was a high traffic place of several types of ships. (ENT: "Rajiin")

In 2293, Montgomery Scott bought a boat in anticipation of his retirement. (Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country)

Rishon Uxbridge first met Kevin Uxbridge on a ship at sea when she was traveling with her parents. (TNG: "The Survivors")

In the novelization of Star Trek, one of the reasons that Iowa was chosen as the construction site for the USS Enterprise was its proximity to shipping lanes along the Mississippi River – suggesting that, on Earth, maritime activity was still alive and well in the 23rd century.
As described in a stage direction from the final draft script of TOS: "Miri", "pint-sized, one-kid sailboats" were to be visible (among other equipment) in the window of Biggs' toy store.

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