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Training ship

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 ships 1
    • Royal Navy 1.1
    • Other navies 1.2
    • Merchant fleet 1.3
      • US MARAD Owned Training Ships 1.3.1
    • Sail training vessels 1.4
  • In fiction 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4

Notable training ships

Royal Navy

Other navies

The Amerigo Vespucci at Venice, 2006
The JDS Kashima at Portsmouth, in 2008

Merchant fleet

SS John W. Brown

US MARAD Owned Training Ships

Sail training vessels

Californian in San Diego, CA

In fiction

See also


  1. ^ "Dolphin Sea Training School - All At Sea". Retrieved 2010-12-04. 
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