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25th Aug '16 8:04:16 AM LordGro
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Pretty [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin self-explanatory]]. What the CoolCar and TankGoodness is to the road, the CoolPlane is to the sky, and the CoolStarship is to space, the CoolBoat is to water, whether it's a steamship, a sailing ship, or a [[SubStory submarine]]. A sufficiently large CoolBoat may also serve as headquarters for the characters. If the hero's primary place of residence is a boat that the hero owns and can take wherever he wants, that's a HouseboatHero. When the crew are just as cool and badass and the story is set before the production of metal ships, it could mean WoodenShipsAndIronMen.

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Pretty [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin self-explanatory]]. self-explanatory: What the CoolCar and TankGoodness is to the road, the CoolPlane is to the sky, and the CoolStarship is to space, the CoolBoat is to water, whether it's a steamship, a sailing ship, or a [[SubStory submarine]]. A sufficiently large CoolBoat may also serve as headquarters for the characters. If the hero's primary place of residence is a boat that the hero owns and can take wherever he wants, that's a HouseboatHero. When the crew are just as cool and badass and the story is set before the production of metal ships, it could mean WoodenShipsAndIronMen.






* In JohnCWright's ''Literature/ChroniclesOfChaos'', the ''Argent Nautilus'', among its other virtues, arrives when Vanity summons it and can carry them anywhere on the earth in a day and a night. [[spoiler:Space travel turns out to be a bit more interesting but feasible.]]

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* In JohnCWright's Creator/JohnCWright's ''Literature/ChroniclesOfChaos'', the ''Argent Nautilus'', among its other virtues, arrives when Vanity summons it and can carry them anywhere on the earth in a day and a night. [[spoiler:Space travel turns out to be a bit more interesting but feasible.]]



* HMS ''Thunder Child'' from ''Literature/TheWarOfTheWorlds'', a torpedo ram that took out three tripods while protecting refugees from London.

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* HMS [=HMS=] ''Thunder Child'' from ''Literature/TheWarOfTheWorlds'', a torpedo ram that took out three tripods while protecting refugees from London.



* A number of 21st-century ships in JohnBirmingham's ''AxisOfTime'' trilogy, especially since they're facing off against UsefulNotes/WorldWarII-era technology. Most of those ships have on-board [=AIs=] capable of singlehandedly control the ship's defense systems (consisting of [[MoreDakka MetalStorm]] and [[FrickinLaserBeams laser pods]]). The key players are the USS ''Hillary Clinton'' (advanced supercarrier launching F-22 Raptors), the HMS ''Trident'' (triple-hulled stealth destroyer) that {{One Hit Kill}}s the ''Tirpitz'', and the HMAS ''Havoc'' (submarine responsible for sinking most of the Japanese fleet). Honorable mention goes to the JDS ''Siranui'' (stealth cruiser that ends up leading the US Pacific Fleet for a time) and the ''Dessaix'' (French stealth destroyer that ends up in the hands of the bad guys).

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* A number of 21st-century ships in JohnBirmingham's ''AxisOfTime'' Creator/JohnBirmingham's ''Literature/AxisOfTime'' trilogy, especially since they're facing off against UsefulNotes/WorldWarII-era technology. Most of those ships have on-board [=AIs=] capable of singlehandedly control the ship's defense systems (consisting of [[MoreDakka MetalStorm]] and [[FrickinLaserBeams laser pods]]). The key players are the USS ''Hillary Clinton'' (advanced supercarrier launching F-22 Raptors), the HMS ''Trident'' (triple-hulled stealth destroyer) that {{One Hit Kill}}s the ''Tirpitz'', and the HMAS ''Havoc'' (submarine responsible for sinking most of the Japanese fleet). Honorable mention goes to the JDS ''Siranui'' (stealth cruiser that ends up leading the US Pacific Fleet for a time) and the ''Dessaix'' (French stealth destroyer that ends up in the hands of the bad guys).


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* ''Literature/TheSagaOfThePeopleOfVatnsdal'': Stigandi, the ship King Harald selects for Ingimund as a parting gift, is, although not large, very fast and "the best ship of all upwind under sail and better voyaging than any of the others."
23rd Aug '16 2:50:09 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* For some commercials in the 90s, Cap'n Crunch had the ''Guppy II'', a frigate that turned into a HumungousMecha.

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* For some commercials in the 90s, Cap'n Crunch had the ''Guppy II'', a frigate that turned into a HumungousMecha.HumongousMecha.
23rd Aug '16 2:49:21 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* For some commercials in the 90s, Cap'n Crunch had the ''Guppy II'', a frigate that turned into a HumungousMecha.
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13th Aug '16 3:36:40 PM thatmadork
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* The Seamoth and the Cyclops from ''VideoGame/{{Subnautica}} are another case of Cool Submarines. The Seamoth is a one-person submersible which can survive depths of up to 200m (or 900m when fully upgraded) and has a hugely customisable design, from enhanced sonar to defensive capabilities. The Cyclops is a much larger design which can take depths of up to 500m (or ''1500m'' when fully upgraded), is large enough to survive an assault from a [[SeaMonster Reaper Leviathan]], has a dry-dock for the Seamoth, an onboard AI for navigation and collision detection, and five lockers worth of storage plus suitable free room for, say, a workshop, a cabin or even a small garden, making it effectively a BaseOnWheels.

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* The Seamoth and the Cyclops from ''VideoGame/{{Subnautica}} ''VideoGame/{{Subnautica}}'' are another case of Cool Submarines. The Seamoth is a one-person submersible which can survive depths of up to 200m (or 900m when fully upgraded) and has a hugely customisable design, capable of taking a range of options from enhanced sonar to defensive capabilities. The Cyclops is a much larger design which can take depths of up to 500m (or ''1500m'' when fully upgraded), is large enough to survive an assault from a [[SeaMonster Reaper Leviathan]], has a dry-dock for the Seamoth, an onboard AI for navigation and collision detection, and five lockers worth of storage plus suitable free room for, say, a workshop, a cabin or even a small garden, making it effectively a BaseOnWheels.
13th Aug '16 3:35:52 PM thatmadork
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* The Seamoth and the Cyclops from ''VideoGame/{{Subnautica}} are another case of Cool Submarines. The Seamoth is a one-person submersible which can survive depths of up to 200m (or 900m when fully upgraded) and has a hugely customisable design, from enhanced sonar to defensive capabilities. The Cyclops is a much larger design which can take depths of up to 500m (or ''1500m'' when fully upgraded), is large enough to survive an assault from a [[SeaMonster Reaper Leviathan]], has a dry-dock for the Seamoth, an onboard AI for navigation and collision detection, and five lockers worth of storage plus suitable free room for, say, a workshop, a cabin or even a small garden, making it effectively a BaseOnWheels.
13th Aug '16 9:34:40 AM Tyrantosaurus
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** The Golden Lion Pirates have a ship that is part of an ''island. '' Oh, and due to the power of the captain, it flies!
12th Aug '16 5:28:23 AM Ion288
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* ''TabletopGame/VictoryInThePacific'' includes all the cool ships of the UsefulNotes/WorldWarII Pacific Theater - Akagi, Yamato, Enterprise, Missouri, Victorious, etc.
9th Aug '16 4:00:42 PM nombretomado
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* The AlternateHistory ''DecadesOfDarkness'' features battleships with 18-inch cannons. So far only a few ships in the real world have been designed to surpass that caliber, and only one class ever saw the light of day (the ''Yamato'' battleships).

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* The AlternateHistory ''DecadesOfDarkness'' ''Literature/DecadesOfDarkness'' features battleships with 18-inch cannons. So far only a few ships in the real world have been designed to surpass that caliber, and only one class ever saw the light of day (the ''Yamato'' battleships).
8th Aug '16 6:51:57 PM MrNickelodeon
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* Adjacent to ''Ride/PopeyeAndBlutosBilgeRatBarges'' at [[Ride/UniversalStudios Universal's Islands of Adventure]] is "The Olive" ship, Popeye's own personal huge boat that can be fully explored and contains several interactive elements.
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27th Jul '16 7:44:20 AM tropesinreadiness
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* The Creator/JulesVerne thriller ''Literature/MasterOfTheWorld'' features the ''Terror'', a streamlined, super-fast motorboat camouflaged so as to be almost invisible on the waves. Press a button and it becomes a submarine.
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