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5th Feb '18 4:18:32 PM FF32
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* [[WebOriginal/SCPFoundation SCP-1245]] is a whaling ship that disappeared in the late 1940s. Over time it has assimilated whale body parts from its catches into its structure. Its engine runs on whale bodily fluids; whale brains are networked together in its comm room, connected to the radio; steel pipes and intestines take the cut-up whale parts around the ship; and it is estimated that the majority of its structure is made up of whale body tissues.

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* [[WebOriginal/SCPFoundation [[Wiki/SCPFoundation SCP-1245]] is a whaling ship that disappeared in the late 1940s. Over time it has assimilated whale body parts from its catches into its structure. Its engine runs on whale bodily fluids; whale brains are networked together in its comm room, connected to the radio; steel pipes and intestines take the cut-up whale parts around the ship; and it is estimated that the majority of its structure is made up of whale body tissues.
1st Jan '18 12:30:55 PM CountDorku
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* The Presbyterate in ''VideoGame/SunlessSea'' uses these, since the Blood of the Mountain drains into the zee where they live and dissolves the hulls of metal ships. You can get one yourself, in the form of the Cladery Heart, by completing a quest, but [[GameplayAndStorySegregation sadly it is not immune to the Blood of the Mountain]].
5th Dec '17 1:03:04 PM Saber15
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* ''VideoGame/DarkstarOne'' of the titular ship. It was built from organic alien artifacts, and said artifacts can be seen on parts of the ship.

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* ''VideoGame/DarkstarOne'' of the In ''VideoGame/DarkstarOne'', titular ship. ship is partially organic. It was built from organic alien artifacts, and said artifacts can be seen on parts of the ship, though it otherwise looks like your run of the mil human space ship.


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* In the ''Videogame/{{X}}-Universe'', the Boron Kingdom FishPeople use sleek, high-tech ships with iridescent green hulls, though it's not made clear how organic they are, and they certainly have no innate intelligence. Various {{Game Mod}}s explicitly call them organic constructs.
5th Dec '17 10:24:46 AM HeadSpace
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These ships can run the gamut from being completely non-intelligent (generally comparable to plants) to having animal like instincts (the crew often serves more as handlers than as pilots, in this case) or being completely [[SapientShip intelligent and self aware]]. The last type tends to be viewed as female and often has a SpaceshipGirl for an avatar.

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These ships can run the gamut from being completely non-intelligent (generally comparable to plants) to having animal like instincts (the crew often serves more as handlers than as pilots, in this case) or being completely [[SapientShip intelligent and self aware]]. The last type tends to be viewed as female and often has a SpaceshipGirl for an avatar.\n
30th Nov '17 11:31:13 AM SeptimusHeap
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* ''Comicbook/{{X-Men}}'': The Brood used [[MindRape lobotomized]] {{Space Whale}}s for transport, and the surviving ones at liberty were both {{sapient|Ship}} and ''not happy at all'' about the situation.

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* ''Comicbook/{{X-Men}}'': ''Comicbook/XMen'': The Brood used [[MindRape lobotomized]] {{Space Whale}}s for transport, and the surviving ones at liberty were both {{sapient|Ship}} and ''not happy at all'' about the situation.
27th Oct '17 7:57:20 AM BeerBaron
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* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrolls'': During the golden age of the Reman Dynasty in the 2nd era, Reman and The 1st Aldmeri Dominion fought great and terrible wars which included the use of voidships. The Aldmeri used Sunbirds, which are ships literally made of sun, The Empire on the other hand made extensive use of 'Mothships,' enormous ancestor moths breeded, hollowed out and flown into the void on strength of willpower alone.

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* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrolls'': During In some of the golden age more esoteric ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' lore, it is stated that, during the heyday of the Second Tamriellic Empire (under the Reman Dynasty Dynasty) in the 2nd era, Reman and The late 1st Aldmeri Dominion fought great and terrible wars which included Era, the Empire engaged in a "space race" with the [[AntiHumanAlliance Aldmeri]] [[TheEmpire Dominion]] to explore [[SpiritWorld Aetherius]], the realm of magic, through the use of voidships. "voidships". The Aldmeri used Sunbirds, which are ships somehow literally made of sun, from the Sun. (Which, in the ''ES'' universe, is [[AlienSky actually a portal to Aetherius]] through which magic flows into Mundus, the mortal realm.) The Empire Empire, on the other hand made extensive use of 'Mothships,' hand, used "Mothships", enormous ancestor moths breeded, Ancestor Moths bred, hollowed out out, and flown into the void on strength of willpower alone.alone. (Ancestor Moths have a special supernatural connection which also allows them to be used to somewhat protect mortal readers from the power of the [[TomeOfEldritchLore Elder Scrolls]], which is why the Scrolls are kept and read by the Cult of the Ancestor Moth.) The results of these expeditions have largely been lost to history, but it did leave the [[BadassArmy Imperial Legions]] with the specials [[SomethingNauts Imperal Mananaut]] corps.
5th Oct '17 9:27:34 PM Omeganian
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* Gerard Klein's short story "Jonah" features ubionasts, organic ships weighing half a billion tons. The protagonist's job is to pacify them when they go rogue.
15th Aug '17 8:15:43 AM isolato
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* ''Literature/FlukeOrIKnowWhyTheWingedWhaleSings'': Living submarines, based upon existing whale species.

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* ''Literature/FlukeOrIKnowWhyTheWingedWhaleSings'': Living ''Literature/FlukeOrIKnowWhyTheWingedWhaleSings'' has living submarines, based upon existing whale species.
14th Aug '17 10:42:41 AM isolato
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* ''Literature/FlukeOrIKnowWhyTheWingedWhaleSings'': Living submarines, based upon existing whale species.
29th Jul '17 9:44:44 AM Nippertipper
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The great thing about both the organic/semi-organic living ships is that they're a very easy way to make your series seem ultra science-fictiony by encasing organic bodies in sleek metal shells. If you want to go for something more alien, then you can take the OrganicTechnology route and have corridors that look like [[WombLevel great big arteries]].

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The great thing about both the organic/semi-organic organic and semi-organic living ships is that they're a very easy way to make your series seem ultra science-fictiony by encasing organic bodies in sleek metal shells. If you want to go for something more alien, then you can take the OrganicTechnology route and have corridors that look like [[WombLevel great big arteries]].
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