Cannons also appeared in naval warfare.
Schooners, first built in the Netherlands in the 17th century, were mainly used as merchant ships.
Ancient Greeks became the ‘carters of the sea’ thanks to their advanced sailing ships.
The British Royal Fleet led by Admiral Lord Nelson defeated the combined Franco-Spanish fleet in the naval battle during the Napoleonic Wars.
HMS Dreadnought revolutionised battleship-building in the 20th century.
A sailing vessel with characteristic lugsails used for both military and trade purposes.
Before the emergence of motorised vehicles, letters and parcels were delivered by horse-drawn mail coaches.
Numerous legendary empires were built (and destroyed) in the course of history.
Napoleon I, who crowned himself emperor, was one of the most outstanding military commanders in history.
Polynesians travelled huge distances with their specially designed boats.
Christopher Columbus' three-masted carrack, the Santa Maria was the flagship of his first, landmark voyage.
James Cook's legendary journey around the world proved to be enormously valuable for science.
The scene depicts the extremities of the Victorian era, presenting the throne room and a workhouse.
The intriguing history of this historic castle spans nearly a thousand years.
A bireme is a type of ancient warship, with a characteristic pointed bow and two decks of oars, used by many armies.
Darwin's legendary voyage aboard HMS Beagle played a crucial role in the development of the Theory of Evolution.
The warship having several rows of oars was the typical warship of the Hellenistic era.
The largest type of Arab sailboat, most commonly used as trading vessels in the Persian Gulf.
The battleship USS Missouri, first deployed during WWII was also deployed in the Gulf War.
These excellent shipbuilders and sailors travelled great distances on the seas and rivers.
Jamestown, founded in 1607, was the first permanent English settlement on the east coast of North America.
RMS Titanic was the largest passenger ship at the beginning of the 20th century.