Training ship

A training ship is a ship used to train students as sailors. The term is mostly used to describe 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.

A port bow view of the Singapore training ship RSS PANGLIMA (P-68)

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, to character building for at-risk youths.

Notable training shipsEdit

Royal NavyEdit

Other naviesEdit

BAP Unión at Callao, in 2017
The second Gorch Fock in front of the Naval Academy Mürwik (Red Castle) in 2015
Amerigo Vespucci in Venice, 2006
JS Kashima in Portsmouth, in 2008

Merchant fleetEdit

John W. Brown

United States Maritime Administration owned training shipsEdit

Sail training vesselsEdit

Californian in San Diego, California

In fictionEdit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Dolphin Sea Training School – All At Sea". Archived from the original on 2011-07-18. Retrieved 2010-12-04.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Training ships at Wikimedia Commons