Most famous (fictional) ship of all time

Discussion in 'History' started by fedr808, Feb 23, 2009.

  1. fedr808 1100101 Valued Senior Member

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    Ships and the ocean (ocean as a metaphor, could include space) have represanted mystery and exploration. And the adventurers always are on a ship.

    These can be anything from fictional viking boats to star trek or star wars battleships.

    Which fictional ship has captured the hearts and minds of so many people, which one do people get most excited about.

    This is not a thread about teh most powerful scifi ship every created, it's about the one tht is the most influential.

    Ie, The starship Enterprise from Startrek, because practically every person knows that name.
     
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  3. S.A.M. uniquely dreadful Valued Senior Member

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    The Jolly Roger? Captain Hooks ship.

    The Nautilus? Captain Nemo

    The Black Pearl? Captain Jack Sparrow.
     
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  5. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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    The Ship of Fools

    The ship of fools is an allegory that has long been a fixture in Western literature and art. The allegory depicts a vessel populated by human inhabitants who are deranged, frivolous, or oblivious, passengers aboard a ship without a pilot, and seemingly ignorant of their own direction. This concept makes up the framework of the 15th century book Ship of Fools (1494) by Sebastian Brant, which served as the inspiration for Bosch's famous painting, Ship of Fools: a ship—an entire fleet at first—sets off from Basel to the paradise of fools. In literary and artistic compositions of the 15th and 16th centuries, the cultural motif of the ship of fools also served to parody the 'ark of salvation'

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  7. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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    The Flying Dutchman - Davey Jones.
     
  8. Pandaemoni Valued Senior Member

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    The most famous fictional ship is Noah's Ark. Then there's also the Argo, but that is a pretty distant second.
     
  9. orcot Valued Senior Member

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    Captain Nemo's Nautilus offcourse but it has allready been said

    Nagelfar the ship made of death men's nails would be my second option
    The poseidon third
     
  10. Enmos Valued Senior Member

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    That's Naglfar

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  11. fedr808 1100101 Valued Senior Member

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    my votes on this
     
  12. Enmos Valued Senior Member

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    I was going to say that..

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  13. Nasor Valued Senior Member

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    Hmm, I wouldn't have thought of that, but now that you point it out I guess I have to agree.
     
  14. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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    That's what the "Ship of Fools" is about, allegorically speaking that is.
     
  15. Slacker47 Paint it Black Registered Senior Member

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    Titanic.

    I wouldnt vote for it, but ill add to the list

    Huck Finns raft

    Nina, Pinta, Santa Maria

    USS Enterprise (Star Trek)

    Whats the ship in Hell (or ferry)?
     
  16. Slacker47 Paint it Black Registered Senior Member

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    i vote for Noahs Ark
     
  17. Enmos Valued Senior Member

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    The Titanic was real..

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  18. Slacker47 Paint it Black Registered Senior Member

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    oops, forgot this was fiction
     
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  20. SkinWalker Archaeology / Anthropology Moderator

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    Clearly the Argo.

    Reason: it has been known to more people through a longer span of time. The story of Jason and the Argonauts existed long before Christian mythology and Noah's ark (which didn't even rate a name) -moreover, the ark was lifted from Gilgamesh, which arguably is as old and popular as the myth surrounding the Argo, but, again, the boat that Utnapishtim/Ziusudra used had no name.
     
  21. draqon Banned Banned

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    I would def. go for the Noah's Ark.
     
  22. SkinWalker Archaeology / Anthropology Moderator

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    Also, if someone PMs me or takes a moment to make a list of all suggestions after a few pages, I can create a poll for voting. This, of course, is ultimately up to fedr808 since these are his threads. We can do the same for both threads then let the participants show their opinions.
     
  23. draqon Banned Banned

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    Starship Enterprise, Jolly Roger (Captain Hook), Nautilus (Captain Nemo), Black Pearl (Captain Jack Sparrow), Ship of Fools (painting Sebastian Brant), Flying Dutchman (Davey Jones), Noah's Ark, Argo, Naglfar, The Poseidon, Titanic, Huck Finns raft, Nina, Pinta, Santa Maria, USS Enterprise, Dark Star
     

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