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List of fictional ships

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This list of fictional ships lists artificial vehicles supported by water, which are either the subject of, or an important element of, a notable work of fiction.

Contents

Anime and manga

  • Advenna Avis — Baccano!
  • Argonaut — Heroic Age
  • Asuka II (CVN-99) — United Nations (formerly with Japan Maritime Self Defense Force) aircraft carrier from Macross Zero
  • Blue — Blue Drop
  • Blue 6, Shang 9 — Blue Submarine No. 6
  • Ghost Ship — Blue Submarine No. 6
  • Going Merry — One Piece
  • Harekaze (Y-467) — Kagerō-class destroyer, Yokosuka girls marines high school, High School Fleet
  • Illustria — United Nations aircraft carrier from Macross Zero
  • JDF Ishin — Theta-class submersible destroyer (actually a frigate) from Innocent Venus
  • JDS Mirai (DDG-182) — Zipang
  • Moby Dick — One Piece
  • SS Naked Sun — aircraft carrier from Kill la Kill
  • Oro Jackson — One Piece
  • Over the Rainbow (a renamed USS Harry S. Truman) — Neon Genesis Evangelion
  • Pascal Magi — Tactical Roar
  • St. Aphrodite — Detective Conan: Strategy Above the Depths
  • Super 99 — Submarine Super 99
  • Tempest Junior — Thundersub
  • Thousand Sunny — One Piece
  • Thriller Bark — One Piece
  • Tuatha de Danaan — Full Metal Panic!
  • Yashiromaru — Detective Conan: Strategy Above the Depths
  • Comics

  • Aurora — trawler in The Adventures of Tintin story The Shooting Star
  • The Black Freighter — metafictional pirate ship that is referenced throughout the Watchmen comic series
  • Borneo Prince — 19th-century trading vessel converted for use as a gunboat in World War II in Commando Comics
  • Cithara — alleged source of a distress signal in The Adventures of Tintin story The Shooting Star
  • HMS Cutlass  — the name given to four ships of the Royal Navy - the first a battleship present at the Battle of the Nile; the second an ironclad sunk in World War I; the third a World War II destroyer, and the most recent ship a Cold War-era destroyer. All four ships appear in the Commando Comics story Bright Blade of Courage.
  • Eagle's Shadow — Sir Nicholas Fury's ship in Marvel 1602
  • Grossadler  — Kriegsmarine destroyer, from the Commando Comics story Bright Blade of Courage
  • Hawksub — Blackhawk
  • Karaboudjan — Armenian cargo ship in The Adventures of Tintin story The Crab with the Golden Claws
  • Salty Sea Mare — ship owned by Captain Hoofbeard from the My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic comic series story Friendship Ahoy!
  • SS Ramona — tramp steamer in The Adventures of Tintin story The Red Sea Sharks
  • Sea Queen/The Gertrude — Lex Luthor's yacht in Superman Returns
  • Sirius — expedition ship in The Adventures of Tintin stories The Shooting Star and Red Rackham's Treasure
  • Unicorn — 17th-century three-masted armed Royal Navy vessel in The Adventures of Tintin stories The Secret of the Unicorn and Red Rackham's Treasure
  • HMS Viper  — British destroyer, from the Commando Comics story Bright Blade of Courage
  • Vulkan  — Kriegsmarine cruiser, from the Commando Comics story Flak Fever
  • Film

  • 903 – Iranian Kilo-class submarine in Steel Sharks, 1996
  • USS Abraham Lincoln – frigate in Disney's 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, 1954
  • Academic Vladislav Volkov – Russian research ship in Virus, 1999
  • Acheron – French Napoleonic frigate in Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World, 2003
  • Aeolus – deserted 1930s cruise ship in Triangle, 2009
  • African Queen – The African Queen with Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn, 1951
  • Albatross – The Sea Hawk with Errol Flynn, 1940
  • Altair – The Ghost Ship with Richard Dix, 1943
  • Amindra – with shanghaied sailor from the Glencairn, torpedoed and sank in The Long Voyage Home, 1940
  • SS Andes – cruise ship in Let's Go Native, 1930
  • AngelinaRomancing the Stone, 1984
  • SS Antonia Graza – derelict Italian luxury ocean liner in Ghost Ship, 2002
  • Aquanaut 3 – experimental submarine, 30,000 Leagues Under the Sea, 2007
  • Arabella – Captain Blood with Errol Flynn, 1935
  • Argo – galley, Jason and the Argonauts, 1963, 2000
  • Argonautica – cruise ship, Deep Rising, 1998
  • USS Aspen – Full Fathom Five, 1990
  • HMS Avenger – Billy Budd, 1962
  • Batavia Queen – steamship, Krakatoa, East of Java, 1969
  • HMS Bedford – British Royal Navy Type 23 frigate in Tomorrow Never Dies, 1997
  • USS Bedford (DLG-113) – The Bedford Incident, 1965 (also in book version)
  • Belafonte – oceanographic research vessel, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, 2004
  • USS Belinda (APA-22) – Away All Boats, 1956 (also appears in original novel)
  • Benthic Explorer – offshore support ship, The Abyss, 1989
  • Black Hawk – The Pirate of the Black Hawk (Il Pirata dello sparviero nero) 1958
  • Black Pearl – Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, 2003
  • Black Swan – The Black Swan, 1942
  • Brandenburg – World War II German battleship in We Dive at Dawn, 1943
  • SS Britannic – cruise ship in Juggernaut, 1974
  • USS Caine – The Caine Mutiny, 1954 (also appears in written version)
  • Caledonia IISome Like It Hot, 1959
  • USS CharlestonOn the Beach, 2000
  • HMS Chester – British Type 23 frigate in Tomorrow Never Dies, 1997
  • SS Chiku Shan – ferryboat, Blood Alley, 1955
  • SS Claridon – ocean liner in The Last Voyage, 1960
  • HMS Compass Rose – World War II Flower-class corvette in The Cruel Sea, 1953
  • USS Copperfin – World War II sub Destination Tokyo with Cary Grant, 1943
  • SS Crescent Star – cruise ship that sinks in Seven Waves Away, 1957
  • USS Davies (SSN-???) – Los Angeles-class SSN in Crash Dive, 1996
  • Deep Quest – DSV in Raise the Titanic, 1980
  • HMS Defiant – frigate in HMS Defiant, 1962
  • HMS Devonshire – British Type 23 frigate sunk in Tomorrow Never Dies, 1997
  • Disco Volante – motor yacht/hydrofoil in Thunderball, 1965
  • USS Dragonfish – U.S. submarine in Battle of the Coral Sea, 1959
  • Dulcibella – The Riddle of the Sands, 1979
  • USS Echo – sailing ship from The Wackiest Ship in the Army, 1959
  • Edinburgh Trader – Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, 2006
  • Elizabeth Dane – The Fog, 1980
  • Empress – Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, 2007
  • HMS Endeavour – Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, 2007
  • MS Ergenstrasse – The Sea Chase (1955) with John Wayne and Lana Turner, and briefly in Patriot Games with Harrison Ford, 1992
  • SS EssessHot Shots!, 1991
  • Flying Dutchman – Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006), Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007)
  • The Flying Wasp – Caddyshack, 1980
  • Geronimo – America's Cup racing yacht, Wind, 1992
  • Ghost – sealing schooner, The Sea Wolf, 1941
  • Glencairn – freighter, The Long Voyage Home, 1940
  • Gloria N – And the Ship Sails On (E la nave va), Federico Fellini, 1983
  • SS Goliath – ocean liner, Goliath Awaits, 1981 TV film
  • Hahnchen Maru – cargo vessel modified to command ship, Contact, 1997
  • Hai Peng – Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, 2007
  • SS Happy Wanderer – cruise liner, Carry On Cruising, 1962
  • USS Haynes (DE-181) – destroyer escort, The Enemy Below, 1957
  • The Henrietta – paddle steamer, Around the World in 80 Days, 1956
  • Immer Essen ("Always Eating") – cruise ship, Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid, 1982
  • The Inferno – The Goonies, 1985
  • HMS Interceptor – Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, 2003
  • USS Intrepid – cruise ship in the film Intrepid, 2000
  • Jenny – Forrest Gump, 1994
  • Jenny – tugboat in Beyond the Poseidon Adventure, 1979
  • USS Lansing (SSN-795) – Los Angeles-class SSN (depicted as an SSBN) in Danger Beneath the Sea, 2001
  • Liparus – Karl Stromberg's submarine swallowing supertanker in The Spy Who Loved Me, 1977
  • Love Nest – whaling ship in the 1923 Buster Keaton film The Love Nest, 1923
  • HMS Lydia – Captain Horatio Hornblower, 1951
  • Mary Deare – The Wreck of the Mary Deare, starring Gary Cooper and Charlton Heston, 1959
  • SS Minnow Johnson – civilian yacht, Rush Hour 2, 2001
  • USS Montana – The Abyss, 1989
  • USS Montana – The Fifth Missile, 1986
  • Morning StarCutthroat Island, 1995
  • Nathan Ross – whaling ship, All the Brothers Were Valiant, 1953
  • Nautilus – Captain Nemo's 1860s submarine, appears in several films including: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954), Mysterious Island (1961), Captain Nemo and the Underwater City (1969), The Return of Captain Nemo (1978) and The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003)
  • HMS Nereid – Royal Navy submarine, Virus, 1980
  • Ning-Po – freighter owned by SPECTRE in You Only Live Twice, 1967
  • USS Oakland (SSN-798) – Los Angeles-class SSN in Steel Sharks, 1996
  • Orca – Quint's fishing boat in Jaws, 1975
  • Patna – tramp steamer in Lord Jim, 1965
  • Pequod – whaleship, Moby Dick, 1956, 1978, 1998
  • USS Pequod – American submarine, 2010: Moby Dick, 2010
  • Poseidon – ocean liner/cruise ship, The Poseidon Adventure (1972), Beyond the Poseidon Adventure (1979), The Poseidon Adventure (2005), Poseidon (2006)
  • USS Poseidon – USS Poseidon: Phantom Below, 2005
  • The Precious GemFool's Gold, 2008
  • SS Princess IreneHistory Is Made at Night, 1937
  • Proteus – nuclear mini submarine from Fantastic Voyage, 1966
  • Q Boat – Q's fishing boat, The World Is Not Enough, 1999
  • Rachel – Moby Dick, 1956, 1998
  • Reaper – Dog's ship in Cutthroat Island, 1995
  • Red Dragon – civilian yacht, Rush Hour 2, 2001
  • Red OctoberThe Hunt for Red October film with Sean Connery, 1990 (also in the 1984 Tom Clancy novel)
  • Red Witch – Wake of the Red Witch with John Wayne, 1948
  • USS Reluctant (AK-601) – World War II cargo ship in Mister Roberts (1955) and the 1984 television film (also appears in novel, play and TV series versions)
  • Rights-of-Man – Billy Budd, 1962
  • Rob Roy – commercial freighter, Windbag the Sailor, 1936
  • HMS Saltash Castle – World War II frigate in The Cruel Sea, 1953
  • USS San Pablo – The Sand Pebbles, 1966
  • Saracen – yacht, Dead Calm, 1989
  • USS Sawfish – On the Beach, 1959
  • USS Scotia – submarine, 30,000 Leagues Under the Sea, 2007
  • Sea Cliff – DSV in Raise the Titanic, 1980
  • Sea Star – tug in Virus, 1999
  • HMS Sea Tiger – World War II submarine, We Dive at Dawn, 1943
  • USS Sea Tiger – World War II submarine, Operation Petticoat, 1959 (also the 1977 TV series)
  • SS Sea Witch – Action in the North Atlantic, 1943
  • SSNR Seaview – Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea with Walter Pidgeon, 1961
  • HMS Shag at Sea – yacht, Austin Powers in Goldmember, 2002
  • HMS Sherwood – British cruiser, Carry on Admiral, 1957
  • IJN Shinaru – Japanese aircraft carrier, Torpedo Run, 1958
  • HMS Solent – British destroyer, Sink the Bismarck!, 1960
  • Stealth Ship – media mogul Elliot Carver's secret news creator in Tomorrow Never Dies, 1997 (based on the real-life Sea Shadow (IX-529)
  • St. Georges – British spy ship trawler For Your Eyes Only, 1981
  • USS Starfish – Hellcats of the Navy, 1957
  • Starfish – DSV in Raise the Titanic, 1980
  • USS Stingray – Balao-class submarine, Down Periscope, 1996 (no relation to the Salmon-class SS-186 USS Stingray)
  • HMS Sutherland – 74-gun ship of the line, Captain Horatio Hornblower, 1951
  • USS Thunderfish – Operation Pacific with John Wayne, 1951
  • USS Tigerfish (SSN 509) – United States nuclear submarine from Ice Station Zebra, 1968
  • SS Titanic 2  – "Titanic 2",2010
  • USS Tigershark – The Atomic Submarine, 1959
  • HMS Torrin – In Which We Serve, 1942
  • Turtle – DSV in Raise the Titanic, 1980
  • U-571 – appears in U-571, 2000 (coincidentally the same number as German submarine U-571)
  • Ulysses – submarine, Atlantis: The Lost Empire, 2001
  • SSN Ulysses (SSN-???) – Los Angeles-class in Crash Dive, 1996
  • USS Utah (SSBN-745) – Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine in Godzilla (1998 film)
  • USS Valhalla (SSN-905) – Los Angeles-class SSN in Rapid Assault, 1997
  • SS Venture – King Kong, 1933, 2005
  • HMS Venus – British frigate, Carry On Jack, 1962
  • HMS Viperess – British Victor-class destroyer, The Cruel Sea, 1953
  • HMS Victoria – British WWI ironclad, Britannic, 2000
  • The Wanderer – Captain Ron with Martin Short and Kurt Russell, 1992
  • We're Here – Captains Courageous with Spencer Tracy, 1937
  • Wonkatania – Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, 1971 (also appears in 2005 adaptation), based on the Cunard Line tradition of ending ships with "-ania" (i.e., RMS Lusitania and RMS Aquitania)
  • Yellow Submarine – The Beatles' psychedelic submarine, 1968
  • Single works

  • USS Abraham Lincoln — frigate in Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne, 1868
  • African Queen — The African Queen by C. S. Forester, 1935
  • Alice May — from the poem "The Cremation of Sam McGee" by Robert Service, 1907
  • Anchises — One of Ours by Willa Cather, 1922
  • HMS AntigoneLeander-class cruiser, The Cruiser by Warren Tute, 1955
  • Arabella — Captain Blood by Rafael Sabatini, 1924
  • Argo — Greek mythological ship in Argonautica, the original story of Jason and the Argonauts, by Apollonius Rhodius, 3rd century BCE
  • Artemis — Voyager by Diana Gabaldon, 1993
  • HMS Artemis — The Ship by C. S. Forester, 1943
  • Astrea — Roman galley ship, Ben-Hur by Genl Lew Wallace, 1880
  • Aurora — ship in the Sherlock Holmes adventure The Sign of the Four by Arthur Conan Doyle, 1890
  • Baalbek — Libyan freighter, Eagle Trap by Geoffrey Archer, 1993
  • USS Barracuda (SSN-593), United States Navy submarine in To Kill the Potemkin by Mark Joseph, 1986
  • USS Belinda (APA-22) — Away All Boats by Kenneth M. Dodson, 1954 (also appears in film version)
  • HMS Bellipotent — Billy Budd by Herman Melville, 1924
  • Britannia — Captain Grant's ship in In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne, 1867–1868
  • HMS Broadsword — Royal Navy Destroyer, involved in an intentional incident in First Among Equals by Jeffrey Archer, 1984
  • BRP Cagayan de Oro — Philippine Navy Whidbey Island-class LSD, Dragon Strike - The Millennium War by Humphrey Hawksley and Simon Holberton, 1997
  • USS Caine — The Caine Mutiny by Herman Wouk, 1951 (also appears in film version)
  • HMS Calypso — frigate, The Captain from Connecticut by C. S. Forester, 1941
  • USS Cantwell — The Last Ship by William Brinkley, 1988
  • USS Carl Jackson — Nimitz-class aircraft carrier, Eagle Trap by Geoffrey Archer, 1993
  • SS Carnatic — steamer running from Hong Kong to Yokohama in Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne, 1873
  • China — steamer running from New York to Liverpool in Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne, 1873
  • HMS Compass Rose — The Cruel Sea by Nicholas Monsarrat, 1951
  • Covenant — brig, Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson, 1886
  • USS Delaware — frigate, The Captain from Connecticut by C. S. Forester, 1941
  • Demeter — Russian schooner in Dracula by Bram Stoker, 1897
  • USS Dolphin — Ice Station Zebra by Alistair MacLean, 1963
  • USS Dragonfish — a United States Navy submarine in both Raise the Titanic! by Clive Cussler, 1976, and To Kill the Potemkin by Mark Joseph, 1986
  • Dulcibella — The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers, 1903
  • Duncan — ocean yacht, In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne, 1867
  • Erebus — Alaska by James A. Michener, 1988
  • Fin of God — Omnian ship, Small Gods by Terry Pratchett, 1992
  • USS Fletcher (DDG-1005) — US Navy Zumwalt-class guided missile destroyer featured in The Backup Asset by Leslie Wolfe, 2015
  • The Fuwalda — ship which took Tarzans's parents to Africa, Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs, 1914
  • General Grant — steamer running from Yokohama to San Francisco in Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne, 1873
  • Ghost — sealing schooner, The Sea Wolf by Jack London, 1904
  • The Glen Carrig — from the horror novel The Boats of the "Glen Carrig" by William Hope Hodgson, 1907
  • Grenouille Frénétique (Frantic Frog) — pirate ship, The Pyrates by George MacDonald Fraser, 1983
  • Großadmiral Dönitz — Kriegsmarine nuclear submarine, Fatherland by Robert Harris, 1992
  • Großadmiral Raeder — Kriegsmarine aircraft carrier, Fatherland by Robert Harris, 1992
  • Henrietta — paddle steamer chartered by Phileas Fogg between New York and Liverpool in Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne, 1873
  • The Hesperus — from the poem "The Wreck of the Hesperus" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1842
  • HISPANIOLA (capitalized throughout the story) — Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson, 1883
  • Ilya Podogin — Soviet SSN, Icebound by Dean Koontz, 1995
  • USS Independence — fictional Wasp-class amphibious assault ship where a large part of The Swarm by Frank Schätzing takes place, 2004
  • HMS Indomitable — Billy Budd by Herman Melville, 1924
  • HMS Iphigenia — frigate, The Fighting Temeraire by John Winton, 1971
  • USS James T Doig — destroyer, The Fighting Temeraire by John Winton, 1971
  • Jeroboam — Moby-Dick; or, The Whale by Herman Melville, 1851
  • Jolly Roger — Captain Hook's pirate ship, Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie, 1904
  • USS Keeling — The Good Shepherd by C. S. Forester, 1955
  • Korund — Tango-class submarine, Eagle Trap by Geoffrey Archer, 1993
  • USS Langley — a Forrestal-class aircraft carrier, The Sixth Battle by Barrett Tillman, 1992
  • Laughing Sandbag — pirate ship, The Pyrates by George MacDonald Fraser, 1983
  • Leif Ericson — The Illuminatus! Trilogy by Robert Shea and Robert Anton Wilson, 1975
  • USS Mako — United States Navy submarine in To Kill the Potemkin by Mark Joseph, 1986
  • Marie Celeste — from the short story "J. Habakuk Jephson's Statement" by Arthur Conan Doyle, 1884 (the real ship was Mary Celeste)
  • Mary Deare — The Wreck of the Mary Deare by Hammond Innes, 1956
  • Milka — Jingo by Terry Pratchett, 1997 (name parodies the Pinta)
  • Mongolia — steamer running from Brindisi to Suez and Bombay in Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne, 1873
  • Mortzestus — horror novel The Ghost Pirates by William Hope Hodgson, 1909
  • USS Nathan James (DDG-80), Nathan James-class guided missile destroyer — The Last Ship by William Brinkley, 1988
  • Nautilus — Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (1870) and The Mysterious Island (1874) by Jules Verne
  • Nellie (presumably for one of the Nelsons in British service) — Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad, 1899
  • HMS Nemesis — Tai-Pan by James Clavell, 1966
  • Not for Hire — paddle-wheel steamboat in The Fabulous Riverboat by Philip José Farmer, 1971
  • Numestra del Oro — armed merchantman owned by a Colombian cartel, Hammerheads by Dale Brown, 1990
  • USS Okinawa (LHD-10) — US Navy Wasp-class (LHD) Landing Helicopter Dock / amphibious assault ship featured in The Ghost Pattern by Leslie Wolfe, 2015
  • HMS OrcusOberon-class submarine, Submarine by John Wingate, 1982
  • HMS Pandora — frigate, One of Our Warships by John Winton, 1975
  • Pacific Klondike — deep ocean drillship, Fireplay by William Wingate, 1979
  • Penguin — The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket by Edgar Allan Poe, 1838
  • Pequod — Moby-Dick by Herman Melville, 1851
  • Pharaoh — the ship on which Edmond Dantès first sailed in The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas, 1844
  • Plymouth Corporation's Revenge — pirate ship, The Pyrates by George MacDonald Fraser, 1983
  • PocahontasThe Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford, 1915
  • SS Poseidon — ocean liner, The Poseidon Adventure by Paul Gallico, 1969
  • Pushkin — The Last Ship by William Brinkley, 1988
  • USS Pyramus — Polaris missile-carrying SSBN, The Deep Silence by Douglas Reeman, 1967
  • Queequeg — The Grim Grotto by Lemony Snicket, 2004
  • Rachel — Moby-Dick by Herman Melville, 1851
  • Rangoon — steamer running from Calcutta to Hong Kong in Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne, 1873
  • Red October — Soviet submarine, The Hunt for Red October by Tom Clancy, 1984
  • Red Witch — Wake of the Red Witch by Garland Roark, 1946
  • USS Reluctant (AK-601) — World War II cargo ship in Mister Roberts by Thomas Heggen, 1946 (also appears in play, film and TV series versions)
  • Rights-of-Man — Billy Budd by Herman Melville, 1924
  • Rocketing Spitfire — sloop, The Pyrates by George MacDonald Fraser, 1983
  • HMS Saltash — The Cruel Sea by Nicholas Monsarrat, 1951 (HMS Saltash Castle in the film)
  • USS San Pablo — The Sand Pebbles by Richard McKenna, 1962
  • Santa Cascara (later HMS Golden Vanity) — Spanish galleon captured by the British, The Pyrates by George MacDonald Fraser, 1983
  • Santa Umbriago — Spanish warship, The Pyrates by George MacDonald Fraser, 1983
  • HMS SaturnSwiftsure-class sub, The Saturn Experiment by Peter Shepherd, 1988
  • USS Scorpion — On the Beach by Nevil Shute, 1957
  • USS Sea TrenchAquarius Mission by Martin Caidin, 1978
  • The Sea Witch — yacht, The Wreck of the Mary Deare by Hammond Innes, 1956
  • USOS Seaview — Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea by Theodore Sturgeon, 1961
  • Siren — yacht, A Damsel in Distress by P. G. Wodehouse, 1919
  • SperanzaArrival and Departure by Arthur Koestler, 1943
  • USS Starbuck (SSN-989) — Pacific Vortex! by Clive Cussler, 1983 (Cover of Sphere edition shows SSN-107 on the fin)
  • USS Stingray — United States Navy submarine in To Kill the Potemkin by Mark Joseph, 1986
  • USS Stormy BeachLong Beach-Class cruiser, Fireplay by William Wingate
  • USS Swordfish — On the Beach by Nevil Shute, 1957
  • USS Tallahatchie County — United States Navy submarine tender in To Kill the Potemkin by Mark Joseph, 1986
  • Tankadère — schooner chartered by Phileas Fogg between Hong Kong and Yokohama in Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne, 1873
  • HMS Téméraire — Polaris nuclear submarine, The Fighting Temeraire by John Winton, 1971
  • USS Thomas Jefferson — Nimitz Class by Patrick Robinson, 1997
  • HMS Thunder Child  — The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells, 1897
  • SS Titan — Futility, or the Wreck of the Titan by Morgan Robertson, 1898
  • Twelve Apostles — passenger ship, The Pyrates by George MacDonald Fraser, 1983
  • U-174 — Kriegsmarine U-boat, Fatherland by Robert Harris, 1992
  • HMS Ulysses — HMS Ulysses, by Alistair MacLean, 1955
  • SS Valparaiso — Godhead Trilogy by James Morrow, 1994–1999
  • USS Vindicator (NMSS-3) — nuclear-powered strategic missile battleship, Fire Lance by David Mace, 1986
  • Vingilot — The Silmarillion by J. R. R. Tolkien and Christopher Tolkien, 1977
  • The Walrus — Flint's pirate ship in Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson, 1883
  • We're Here — Captains Courageous: A Story of the Grand Banks, by Rudyard Kipling, 1897
  • Series

  • A Song of Ice and Fire series by George R.R. Martin
  • Ironborn
  • Black Wind
  • Dagger
  • Dagon's Feast
  • Esgred
  • Fingerdancer
  • Foamdrinker
  • Forlorn Hope
  • Golden Storm
  • Great Kraken
  • Grey Ghost
  • Grief
  • Hardhand
  • Iron Lady
  • Iron Vengeance
  • Iron Victory
  • Iron Wind
  • Iron Wing
  • Kite
  • Kraken's Kiss
  • Lamentation
  • Leviathan
  • Lord Dagon
  • Lord Quellon
  • Lord Vickon
  • Maiden's Bane
  • Nightflyer
  • Reapers Wind
  • Red Jester
  • Red Tide
  • Salty Wench
  • Sea Bitch
  • Sea Song
  • Seven Skulls
  • Shark
  • Silence
  • Silverfin
  • Sparrowhawk
  • Swiftin
  • Thrall's Bane
  • Thunderer
  • Warhammer
  • Warrior Wench
  • White Widow
  • Woe
  • The Royal Fleet (Baratheon)
  • Fury
  • King Robert's Hammer
  • Lady Lyanna
  • Lionstar
  • Seaswift
  • Lannister
  • Brave Joffrey
  • Golden Rose
  • Lady Joanna
  • Lady Olenna
  • Lioness
  • Lord Renly
  • Lord Tywin
  • Princess Marcella
  • Queen Margaery
  • Sweet Cersei
  • Aubrey–Maturin series by Patrick O'Brian
  • HMS Diane
  • Franklin — privateer
  • HMS Lively
  • HEICS Niobe
  • USS Norfolk
  • Nutmeg of Consolation
  • HM Polychrest — sloop
  • HM Sophie — sloop
  • HMS Surprise
  • HMS Worcester
  • Axis of Time trilogy by John Birmingham
  • USS Amanda Garrett
  • Dessaix
  • HMS Fearless
  • HMAS Havoc
  • USS Hillary Clinton — aircraft carrier
  • HMAS Ipswich
  • USS Kandahar
  • USS Kennebunkport
  • USS Leyte Gulf
  • HMAS Moreton Bay
  • KRI Nuku
  • USS Providence
  • JDS Siranui
  • KRI Sutanto
  • HMS Trident
  • Biggles series by W. E. Johns
  • SS Alice Clair — British merchant ship
  • Benegal Star — tramp steamer
  • Colonia — British merchant ship
  • Dundee Castle — British merchant ship
  • Queen of Olati — British steamship
  • HMS Seafret — British destroyer
  • Shanodah — British merchant ship
  • Tasman — Australian merchant ship
  • Bloody Jack series by Louis A. Meyer
  • Belle of the Golden West
  • Bloodhound
  • HMS Dolphin
  • Emerald
  • HMS Hope
  • HMS Juno
  • Nancy B. Alsop
  • HMS Wolverine
  • Bolitho series by Alexander Kent
  • HMS Achates
  • HMS Argonaute
  • HMS Athena
  • HM Avenger — cutter
  • HMS Destiny
  • HMS Euryalus
  • Golden Plover
  • HMS Gorgon
  • HMS Hyperion
  • Nautilus — French frigate
  • HMS Onward
  • HMS Phalarope
  • HM Sparrow — sloop
  • HMS Tempest
  • HMS Trojan
  • HMS Undine
  • HMS Unrivalled
  • HMS Winger — from Corvette Command by Nicholas Monsarrat (based on the real HMS Shearwater)
  • The Chronicles of Narnia series by C. S. Lewis
  • Dawn Treader
  • Dray Prescot series by Kenneth Bulmer (as Alan Burt Akers)
  • HMS Rockingham
  • Edward Mainwaring series by Victor Suthren
  • HMS Pallas
  • Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser series by Fritz Leiber
  • Black Treasurer
  • Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling
  • The Durmstrang ship
  • Flashman series by George MacDonald Fraser
  • Balliol College — slave-trader
  • Horatio Hornblower series by C. S. Forester
  • HMS Atropos
  • HMS Clorinda
  • Estrella
  • HMS Hotspur
  • HMS Justinian
  • HMS Lydia
  • Mejidieh
  • Natividad
  • HMS Nonsuch
  • HM Retribution — sloop
  • Speedwell
  • HMS Sutherland
  • HMS Witch of Endor
  • Inheritance Cycle series by Christopher Paolini
  • The Dragon Wing
  • Jack Ryan universe series by Tom Clancy
  • E.S. Politovsky — Soviet Alfa-class submarine
  • Red October — Soviet Typhoon-class submarine
  • V.K. Konovalov — Soviet Alfa-class submarine
  • Lord Ramage series by Dudley Pope
  • HMS Calypso
  • HMS Dido
  • HMS Jocasta
  • HM Triton — brig
  • John Fury series by G. S. Beard
  • HMS Amazon — British 32-gun frigate
  • Bedford — merchantman
  • Earl of Mornington — East India Company 24-gun warship
  • Magicienne — French frigate
  • Otter — East India Company 18-gun warship
  • HMS Wasp — British brigantine
  • Nathaniel Drinkwater series by Richard Woodman
  • HMS Antigone — former French frigate
  • HM Hellebore — brig
  • HM Kestrel — cutter
  • HMS Melusine
  • HMS Patrician
  • Vestal — paddle-steamer
  • HM Virago — bomb-vessel
  • Oz series by L. Frank Baum, Ruth Plumly Thompson et al.
  • Crescent Moon
  • Para Handy series by Neil Munro
  • Vital Spark
  • Paul Gallant series by Victor Suthren
  • Echo — corvette
  • Sherlock Holmes series by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • The Gloria Scott
  • "The Five Orange Pips"
  • Lone Star
  • "The Cardboard Box"
  • Conqueror (Liverpool and London Line)
  • May Day (Liverpool and London Line)
  • "The Adventure of Black Peter"
  • Sea Unicorn — whaler
  • Southern Victory series by Harry Turtledove
  • USS Chapultepec — aircraft carrier
  • USS Dakota — battleship, The Great War: American Front
  • CSS Fort Sumter — Confederate cruiser, The Great War: American Front
  • CSS Hot Springs — destroyer escort in the Second Great War
  • USS Josephus Daniels — destroyer escort in Second Great War
  • USS Oregon — battleship in Second Great War
  • USS Pocahantas, Arkansas — troop transport named after one of the rare US victories in the Second Mexican War
  • USS Punishment — US river monitor operating on the Mississippi, The Great War: Walk in Hell
  • USS Remembrance — aircraft carrier
  • Ripple — U.S. fishing boat, The Great War: American Front
  • USS Sandwich Islands
  • CSS Scallop — Confederate submarine, The Great War: American Front
  • Spray — fishing trawler, The Great War: American Front
  • CSS Swamp Fox — Confederate commerce raider, The Great War: American Front
  • USS Trenton — aircraft carrier
  • CSS Whelk — Confederate submarine, The Great War: American Front
  • Swallows and Amazons series by Arthur Ransome
  • Travis McGee series by John D. McDonald
  • Busted Flush — houseboat
  • HooBoy — charter fishing boat
  • John Maynard Keynes
  • Munequita
  • Thorstein Veblen
  • Zion Chronicles series by Bodie Thoene
  • Ave Maria
  • Norse mythology

  • Hringhorni — the ship of Baldr
  • Naglfar — ship in Norse mythology made of the fingernails and toenails of the dead
  • Skíðblaðnir — the ship of Freyr
  • Biblical

  • Ark — Noah's ship
  • Radio

  • Empress of Coconut — Potarneyland cruise liner, The Navy Lark
  • HMS Goliath — British stealth nuclear submarine, Deep Trouble
  • HMS Makepeace — British destroyer, The Navy Lark
  • Marie Valette — 18th-century ship sunk in the English Channel, The Navy Lark
  • Poppadum — Potarneyland frigate, The Navy Lark
  • Saucy Seagull — British fishing trawler, The Navy Lark
  • The Scarlet Queen — ketch, Voyage of the Scarlet Queen, 1947 radio serial
  • HMS Troutbridge — British frigate, The Navy Lark
  • Stage

  • Flying Dutchman — in the opera The Flying Dutchman by Richard Wagner and other plays, movies and novels
  • HMS Pinafore by Gilbert and Sullivan
  • USS Reluctant (AK-601) — Mister Roberts (also appears in novel, films, and TV series versions)
  • Television

  • USS Allegiance – U.S. Navy fast-attack submarine from The X-Files episode "End Game"
  • HMAS Ambush – Patrol Boat
  • USS Ardent – U.S. Navy destroyer escort from The X-Files episode "Død Kalm"
  • Argonaut – Mike Nelson's boat in Sea Hunt, 1950s series
  • Batboat – Batman
  • SS Bernice – cargo ship in the Doctor Who serial Carnival of Monsters
  • Black Pig – Captain Pugwash, UK children's TV cartoon series
  • SS Claridon – ocean liner (based on the RMS Queen Mary) in Ghost Whisperer
  • HMAS Defiance – Patrol Boat
  • USS GeorgetownSupercarrier, 1988
  • Golden Lolly – pirate ship, Henry's Cat
  • Gone Fission – Mr. Burns' yacht in The Simpsons
  • Greasy Fleece – pirate ship, Henry's Cat
  • HMAS Hammersley – Sea Patrol
  • Haunted Star – General Hospital
  • HMS Hero (F42) – Warship
  • HMAS KingstonSea Patrol
  • USS Kiwi – The Wackiest Ship in the Army
  • SS Lady Anne – cruise ship, "Passage on the Lady Anne" episode of The Twilight Zone
  • Leaking Lena – Captain Hufenpuf's ship, Beany and Cecil
  • USS Lexington – US aircraft carrier in "The Mission", episode 5 of Designated Survivor
  • HMS Lindana – sloop, Phineas and Ferb
  • USS Massachusetts – 24: Live Another Day
  • SS Minnow – Gilligan's Island
  • SS Minnow II – Rescue from Gilligan's Island
  • SS Moldavia – passenger ship, You Rang, M'Lord?
  • USS Monroe (DD-211) – The Pretender
  • SS More Powerful Than Superman, Batman, Spider-Man, and the Incredible Hulk Put Together – Peter Griffin's boat on Family Guy
  • Naughty Jane – rowboat, Dad's Army
  • Persephone – log salvage boat from The Beachcombers
  • Piper Maru – French ship from The X-Files episode "Piper Maru"
  • PT 73 – the PT boat from McHale's Navy
  • PT-116 – McHale's Navy
  • SS Queen of Glasgow – passenger ship, "Judgment Night" episode of The Twilight Zone
  • Queen's GambitArrow
  • USS Reluctant (AK-601) – World War II cargo ship in Mister Roberts (also appears in novel, play and film versions)
  • USS Sea Spanker – aircraft carrier, from the "New Kids on the Blecch" episode of The Simpsons
  • seaQuest DSV 4600 – seaQuest DSV
  • USOS Seaview – Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea
  • Skydiver – UFO, 1970–1971
  • Slice of Life – Dexter
  • SultanaThe Buccaneers, 1956
  • RMS Sunshine – setting for the BBC television variety programme Cabaret Cruise, 1937–49
  • Temperance  – Bones
  • Thunder – super speedboat in Thunder in Paradise, 1994
  • Thunderbird 4 – Thunderbirds, 1964
  • Tiki III – schooner in Adventures in Paradise, 1960s series by James Michener
  • SS Tiny Tub – rented tugboat from Tiny Toon Adventures episode "No Toon Is an Island"
  • SS Tipton – The Suite Life on Deck
  • Unnamed ghost ship – from SpongeBob SquarePants, where the Flying Dutchman lives
  • Vast Explorer – Adventure Inc., 2003
  • S.S. Vondel – passenger ship in The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles, sunk in a pirate attack
  • USS Walter Mondale – laundry ship from The Simpsons, mentioned in the episode "Bart vs. Australia"
  • X-2 – hydrofoil in The Venture Bros.
  • Zuko's Fire Nation ship – Avatar: The Last Airbender
  • Multiple ships by series

  • Horatio Hornblower
  • HMS Hotspur – 20-gun sloop
  • HMS Indefatigable – frigate (Edward Pellew, Capt.)
  • HMS Justinian – 74-gun ship-of-the-line
  • Le Rève – French sloop
  • Papillion – French frigate
  • JAG / NCIS universe (many ships)
  • Last Resort universe
  • USS Colorado (SSBN-753) – fictional Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine
  • USS Patrick Lawrence (DDG-112) – fictional Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer
  • The Last Ship Universe
  • HMS Achilles (Hull Number Unknown) – fictional Astute-class nuclear-powered fleet submarine, The Last Ship, 2015
  • USS Hayward (DDG-157) – fictional Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer, The Last Ship, 2016
  • USS Nathan James (DDG-151) – fictional Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer, The Last Ship, 2014
  • USS Shackleton (DDG-162) – fictional Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer, The Last Ship, 2016
  • USNS Solace (T-AH-21) – fictional Mercy-class hospital ship, The Last Ship, 2015
  • RFS Vyerni (Hull Number Unknown) – fictional Kirov-class battlecruiser, The Last Ship, 2014
  • The Onedin Line series
  • Anne Onedin – steamship, portrayed in the series by the schooner Charlotte Rhodes with a false funnel, wheelhouse amidships, and aft deckhouse
  • Charlotte Rhodes – first ship of James Onedin (This was in fact an actual schooner named "Charlotte Rhodes", née "Meta Jan", née "Eva". In 1979 it was destroyed at Amsterdam harbour by arson.)
  • Medusa
  • Pampero
  • Soren Larsen (This was in fact an actual ship, a brigantine, and is still sailing today out of New Zealand.)
  • Video games

  • OFS Andromeda  – cruiser in Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War, used for intelligence gathering purposes
  • SS Anne  – ocean liner in Pokémon Red, Blue, and Yellow
  • Antaeus  – "adaptive cruiser" in Hostile Waters: Antaeus Rising
  • Arsenal Gear  – submersible mobile fortress from Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty
  • RMS Artanic  – Royal Mail Ship commanded by Antares Andrews in Blockland
  • USS Barack Obama (CVN-08)  – Call of Duty: Black Ops II
  • Borealis  – abandoned ship in Half-Life 2 Episode 2 and Portal 2
  • Charon  – cargo ship in Max Payne
  • USS Clarence E. Walsh (CG-80)  – guided-missile cruiser from Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory
  • USS Daedalus (CVN-88)  – nuclear-powered supercarrier from Command & Conquer: Generals – Zero Hour
  • Dagat Ahas  – Philippine (Oceana Cooperative Union) naval fortress ship in Front Mission 3
  • Eastern Spirit  – decommissioned Russian whaler rebuilt to serve as a supply ship and secondary laboratory in Cold Fear
  • Elisabeth Dane  – small cargo ship Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines
  • HMS Endurance  – science vessel in Tomb Raider
  • Eva's Hammer  – large Kriegsmarine nuclear submarine from Wolfenstein: The New Order
  • Gangplank Galleon  – Donkey Kong Country series
  • General Skiseava  – sentient battleship that guards the Q-Stein Empire's shores in Seek and Destroy
  • Jackdaw  – Edward Kenway's pirate ship in Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag
  • Jolly Roger's ship  – Super Mario 64
  • OFS Kestrel  – aircraft carrier in Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War and Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War
  • USS Khe Sanh (LHD-9)  – Wasp-class amphibious assault ship from ARMA 2
  • USS Liberator (CVN-81)  – America's last aircraft carrier, Call of Duty: Ghosts
  • USS Liberty  – amphibious assault ship in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
  • Luna Lucura  – cargo vessel in Chaos Island: The Lost World
  • Maria Doria  – Tomb Raider 2
  • Marie Elena  – pirate ship in The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
  • Maria Narcissa  – freighter featured in the second story mission of Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory
  • Morrigan  – Shay Patrick Cormac's ship in Assassins Creed Rogue
  • Outer Haven  – submersible battleship from Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
  • Palanquin Ship  – floating ghost ship in Touhou's Undefined Fantastic Object
  • Pearl  – Soviet freighter that sank in 1951 whilst assigned to the top-secret E99 project Singularity
  • USS Ravenswood  – coast guard ship in Cold Fear
  • SS Royale  – party boat in Party Hard
  • Rusalka  – Soviet cargo ship hiding a numbers station in Call of Duty: Black Ops
  • Salty Hippo  – Captain Blubber's ship in the Banjo-Kazooie series of games
  • USS Titan  – Nimitz-class aircraft carrier from Battlefield 4
  • Scinfaxi and Hrimfaxi  – aircraft carrier submarines featured in Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War
  • U-4901 and U-4902  – Kriegsmarine sister ships from the Medal of Honor games
  • Unnamed ship shaped like a rubber duck  – used in LittleBigPlanet 2 to travel from Avalonia to Eve's Asylum for the Mentally Alternative
  • USS Valkyrie  – Wasp-class amphibious assault ship from Battlefield 4
  • S.S. Zelbess (alternately the S.S. Invincible)  – Chrono Cross
  • Folklore

  • Courser or the Tuscarora – Alfred Bulltop Stormalong's clipper ship
  • Flying Dutchman
  • HMS Friday  – a popular urban legend of the British Royal Navy
  • References

    List of fictional ships Wikipedia


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