There are about 55,000 (give or take 1-2 thousand) Merchant ships in service around the world as of today 10/10/2008. This figure includes bulk carriers, dry cargo vessels, MPP's, container vessels, tankers, LPG's, LNG's, and most cruise ships. This Figure does NOT include all the small ro/ro's that service islands (short trips/tourism) or river barges, or oil barges, or floating docks, or drill ships, service vessels, tugs, AHTS's, crew boats, restaurant vessels, etc.. Hope this helped!!! (All details given in good faith for consideration but without guarantee!)
It was the largest at the time, but many ships today are much larger.
There are about 80,000 ocean-going ships in the world.
The British Navy currently have 139 Navy Ships.
4 ships were torpedoed in World War 1.
9,535 ships as of 2010, according to Wikipedia.
Only one of his ships made it and he was killed on the journey in what today is the Philippines.
103 merchant ships were sunk in world war one.
Only about 20 Whaling vessels are still used today (Not including small fisherman boats which is used like in Faroe Islands. Nearly half is Japanese Whaling ships.
103 merchant ships were sunk in world war one
by 1914 Britain had 250 ships compared to Germany's 56 ships.
Currently the US Navy own 1,599 Ships. They have the most Navy Ships in the world.
There were 105,127 ships participated in WW2. 36,387 ships were destroyed at the end of the war.
3,000 Allied ships (175 warships; 2,825 merchant ships)
Over 250 ships
There are 35million in the world today.
it is used as a name in many car dealer ships.
About 1,000,000,000 cruise ships but like 1/3 of them are completely unknown and useless.
There are 47 third world countries today.
There are actually many ghost ships around today. There is the USS Lexington, Queen Mary, Mary Celeste, Baychimo, The MV Joyita, Caleuche, SS Valencia, there are MANY, MANY more ghost ships, but i just listed a few..