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A training ship is a ship used to train students as sailors. The term is especially used for ships employed by navies to train future officers. Essentially there are two types: those used for training at sea and old hulks used to house classrooms.

The hands-on aspect provided by sail training has also been used as a platform for everything from semesters-at-sea for undergraduate oceanography and biology students, marine science and physical science for high school students, and character building for at-risk youths.

In the Sea Cadet Corps all Units use a ship prefix "T.S.", followed by the ship's proper name. For example the Fishguard Sea Cadets' ship's name is T.S. Skirmisher. The T.S. prefix is used as the Sea Cadets is not part of the Royal Navy, and cannot be prefixed "HMS".

Notable training shipsEdit

Royal NavyEdit

Other naviesEdit

Americo Vespucio em Veneza

Amerigo Vespucci, in Venice, 2006

TV 3508 - JDS Kashima BB 2

JDS Kashima in 2008

Merchant fleetEdit

SS John W Brown

SS John W. Brown

Sedov 2


US MARAD Owned Training ShipsEdit

Sail training vesselsEdit

‚Californian‘ at San Diego Bay

Californian in San Diego, CA

In fictionEdit

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