A troopship (also troop ship or troop transport or trooper) is a ship used to carry soldiers, either in peacetime or wartime. A ship /ʃɪp/ is a large vessel that floats on water Ships are generally distinguished from Boats based on size A soldier is a general English term that refers to a member of a land component of National Armed forces. Operationally, troopships are normal ships, and unlike landing ships, cannot land troops directly on shore, typically loading and unloading at a seaport. ||-||-|-||-||-||-||-||-||-|} A port is a facility for receiving Ships and transferring cargo
Originally regular naval vessels were used to carry troops overseas, typically in an ad hoc fashion. During the Napoleonic Wars, the French built a fleet of 2,000 special-purpose barges as part of a plan to invade Britain, but these were never used. The Napoleonic Wars (1803-1815 involved Napoleon's French Empire and a shifting set of European allies and opposing coalitions BARGE, the Big August RecGambling Excursion is a yearly convention held in Las Vegas during the first weekend of August The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland was the formal name of the United Kingdom from 1 January 1801 until 12 April 1927 In the 20th century, navies began to charter civilian ocean liners, painting them gray and giving them minimal armament; their speed, originally intended to minimize travel time, was valuable for outrunning submarines. The twentieth century of the Common Era began on A civilian under International humanitarian law is a person who is not a member of his or her Country 's Armed forces. An ocean liner is a ship designed to transport people from one Seaport to another along regular long-distance Maritime routes according to a schedule A submarine is a Watercraft that can operate independently below water as distinct from a Submersible that has only limited underwater capability Navies also built dedicated transports of lesser performance, protecting them by operating them in convoys. A convoy is a group of Vehicles (of any type but usually motor vehicles or ships traveling together for mutual support
The RMS Queen Mary and the RMS Queen Elizabeth were two of the most famous converted liners of World War II. Naming and construction With Germany launching their and into service the British did not want to be left out in this ship building race Maiden voyage At the start of World War II the Queen Elizabeth had been launched and was still in the process of fitting out World War II, or the Second World War, (often abbreviated WWII) was a global military conflict which involved a majority of the world's nations, including When they were fully optimized, each of them could carry well over 10,000 troops per trip. In the era of the Cold War the United States designed the SS United States so that it could easily be converted from a liner to a troopship, in case of war. Cold War is the state of conflict tension and competition that existed between the United States and the Soviet Union (USSR and their respective allies from the The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Construction Inspired by the exemplary service of the British liners and which transported hundreds of thousands of U More recently, RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 carried 3000 troops to the Falklands War. Characteristics The ship has a and is 963 ft (294 m long She had a top speed of using her original steam turbine powerplant which was increased to when she was re-engined The Falklands War (Guerra de las Malvinas/Guerra del Atlántico Sur also called the Falklands Conflict/Crisis, was fought in 1982 between Argentina and the
By the end of the twentieth century, nearly all long-distance transfers of soldiers were being done by air.
History The 27561 gross ton Cap Arcona, named after Cape Arkona on the island of Rügen in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, was History Launched on the Clyde Scotland in 1920 as the Tyrrhenia for the Anchor Line a subsidiary of Cunard, the 16243  ton, 578  Wreck site The wreck was located from Saint Catherine's Light in 1945 but was not positively identified until 1974 HMS Otranto was a First World War Royal Navy armed merchant cruiser. The TSS Fairstar ( Fairstar the Fun Ship) was a popular Australian Cruise ship operating out of Sydney during a career lasting almost