Motor ship

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The supply ship MV American Tern during cargo operations at McMurdo Station in the Antarctic in 2007

A motor ship or motor vessel is a ship propelled by an internal combustion engine, usually a diesel engine. The names of motor ships are often prefixed with MS, M/S, MV[1] or M/V.[2]

See also[edit]

  • Gas Turbine Ship (GTS) — prefix for a jet-engine/turbine propelled ship.
  • Steam ship (SS) — a Steam Ship is a ship propelled by a steam engine or steam turbine. The name of steam ships are often prefixed with SS or S/S.
  • Royal Mail Ship Royal Mail steamer, or ship
  • Ship prefix

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mississippi River Commission". Corps Facts. United States Army Corps of Engineers. 2008-01-11. Retrieved 2008-08-10. 
  2. ^ "Open house of largest working towboat on the Mississippi rescheduled to Saturday, Aug. 9". United States Army Corps of Engineers. 2008-09-07. Retrieved 2008-08-10.