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25th Nov '16 1:37:42 AM PaulA
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* A follow-on novella to DavidDrake's ''Literature/RanksOfBronze'', "Delenda Est Carthago" by EricFlint features the newly created space navy of Terra, based on stolen [[ImportedAlienPhlebotinum technology]] brought back to 21st century Earth by the survivors of Crassus' Roman legions. Said technology included a warp drive and DeflectorShields which would also work to keep the air in, resulting in humanity's first space fleet consisting of converted submarines, frigates, carriers and battleships, pulled from the waves and into space. The battleship ''Missouri'''s part of the action was particularly reminiscent of ''Anime/UchuuSenkanYamato''. There was, however, one ship included in honour of the returned Romans: a restored Roman galley. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny The fleet commander was constantly infuriated by the fact the galley's crew were still rowing]].

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* A follow-on novella to DavidDrake's Creator/DavidDrake's ''Literature/RanksOfBronze'', "Delenda Est Carthago" by EricFlint Creator/EricFlint features the newly created space navy of Terra, based on stolen [[ImportedAlienPhlebotinum technology]] brought back to 21st century Earth by the survivors of Crassus' Roman legions. Said technology included a warp drive and DeflectorShields which would also work to keep the air in, resulting in humanity's first space fleet consisting of converted submarines, frigates, carriers and battleships, pulled from the waves and into space. The battleship ''Missouri'''s part of the action was particularly reminiscent of ''Anime/UchuuSenkanYamato''. There was, however, one ship included in honour of the returned Romans: a restored Roman galley. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny The fleet commander was constantly infuriated by the fact the galley's crew were still rowing]].
23rd Sep '16 8:48:40 PM StarSword
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* Ships in the ''Literature/AlexisCarew'' are propelled through darkspace via charged sails that harness the "winds" of dark energy, which tends to flow towards massive objects like planetary systems. Since nothing electrical works in darkspace unless shielded with expensive [[{{Unobtainium}} gallenium]], this means the sails have to be set by hand, and complexity and cost of sailplan governs the size of interstellar ships.
21st Sep '16 2:17:38 AM foxley
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* MarvelUniverse villain Captain Fate is a FlyingDutchman SpacePirate who travels through space in his golden age of piracy sailing ship.
29th Jun '16 7:11:08 AM Nippertipper
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As has been established, SpaceIsAnOcean, and in fiction, naval and maritime terms are often applied to spaceships. Some works, however, take things further, and make their characters go Space Sailing on literal ships [[RecycledINSPACE IN SPACE]]! The reason for this? The RuleOfCool, and nothing else.

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As has been established, SpaceIsAnOcean, and in fiction, naval and maritime terms are often applied to spaceships. Some works, however, take things further, further beyond metaphors, and make their characters go Space Sailing on literal ships [[RecycledINSPACE IN SPACE]]! The reason for this? The RuleOfCool, and nothing else.
17th Jun '16 11:31:40 AM Theriocephalus
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* This is the whole point of the ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' TabletopGame/{{Spelljammer}} setting. In this case, it isn't interstellar space so much as inter''[[AnotherDimension planar]]'' space. Somewhat [[JustifiedTrope justified]] in that the whole thing is done by [[AWizardDidIt magic]]. Also, sails only provide maneuverability -- conventional means of propulsion has the same performance when strapped on almost any object of acceptable size.

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* This is the whole point of the ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' TabletopGame/{{Spelljammer}} setting. In this case, it isn't interstellar space so much as inter''[[AnotherDimension planar]]'' space. Somewhat [[JustifiedTrope justified]] in that the whole thing is done by [[AWizardDidIt magic]]. Also, sails only provide maneuverability -- conventional means of propulsion has the same performance when strapped on almost any object of acceptable size.
8th Jun '16 9:36:01 AM Morgenthaler
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* In TheBookOfTheNewSun, the spaceships of the Hierodules are described in terms almost identical to nautical vessels, with decks, sails, and rigging. They are almost certainly not supposed to look like nautical ships (for example, Tzadkiel's ship has a series of decks all around the ship, rather than deck, sides and keel) but the reader must struggle to escape that impression given Severian's habit of not drawing distinction between nautical and space-going ships.

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* In TheBookOfTheNewSun, ''Literature/TheBookOfTheNewSun'', the spaceships of the Hierodules are described in terms almost identical to nautical vessels, with decks, sails, and rigging. They are almost certainly not supposed to look like nautical ships (for example, Tzadkiel's ship has a series of decks all around the ship, rather than deck, sides and keel) but the reader must struggle to escape that impression given Severian's habit of not drawing distinction between nautical and space-going ships.
7th Jun '16 3:29:31 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* As does the ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'', and the ''Rugger Guard" from ((Anime/DairuggerXV((. (Known to U.S. audiences as Vehicle ''Anime/{{Voltron}}''.)

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* As does the ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'', The ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'' and the [[Anime/{{Macross}} its successors]] also have an aircraft carrier look.
* The aircraft carrier-esque
''Rugger Guard" Guard'' from ((Anime/DairuggerXV((. (Known ''Anime/DairuggerXV'', known to U.S. audiences as Vehicle ''Anime/{{Voltron}}''.)
17th May '16 5:50:44 AM Piando
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* The "Oceans Unmoving" storyline in ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance''. This one wasn't space either, but flying sailing ships in a place outside time itself, which sailed above the frozen oceans of the title.
** This one was an interesting variation in that, although the ships' hulls looked like those of sailing ships, they could have masts ''on the bottom'' as well with additional sails.
* ''[[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/cousinted/oits/series.php Oceans in the Sky]]'' features, very prominently, a sailing ship capable of space travel as a plot point.
* [[spoiler:Grandpa]]'s battleship in ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'', though The Medium [[BatmanCanBreatheInSpace is not exactly space]]. The white and black armies have such ships as well.
* In [[http://www.bigheadpress.com/pk Phoebus Krumm]] thanks to "S-fields" starships are open-topped sail ships with no electronics on board. Not really any explanation why they're open aside from the field containing the atmosphere, and it seems like a rather bad idea since the field vaporizes organic matter that comes into contact.
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* The "Oceans Unmoving" storyline in ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance''. This one wasn't space either, but flying sailing ships in a place outside time itself, which sailed above the frozen oceans of the title.
** This one was an interesting variation in that, although the ships' hulls looked like those of sailing ships, they could have masts ''on the bottom'' as well with additional sails.
* ''[[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/cousinted/oits/series.php Oceans in the Sky]]'' features, very prominently, a sailing ship capable of space travel as a plot point.
* [[spoiler:Grandpa]]'s battleship in ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'', though The Medium [[BatmanCanBreatheInSpace is not exactly space]]. The white and black armies have such ships as well.
* In [[http://www.bigheadpress.com/pk Phoebus Krumm]] thanks to "S-fields" starships are open-topped sail ships with no electronics on board. Not really any explanation why they're open aside from the field containing the atmosphere, and it seems like a rather bad idea since the field vaporizes organic matter that comes into contact.
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20th Jan '16 5:53:38 PM LordOfTheSword
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* Michael J. Martinez's ''[[Literature/TheDaedalusSeries]]'' is set in an AlternateHistory where an [[{{Alchemy}} alchemical invention]] made in the late 15th century allows ordinary sailing ships to fly through space. The story follows the adventures of an 18th century British naval officer who is employed on a perfectly ordinary wooden, sail-driven frigate -- that happens to be en route to the planet Jupiter.

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* Michael J. Martinez's ''[[Literature/TheDaedalusSeries]]'' ''[[Literature/TheDaedalusSeries The Daedalus Series]]'' is set in an AlternateHistory where an [[{{Alchemy}} alchemical invention]] made in the late 15th century allows ordinary sailing ships to fly through space. The story follows the adventures of an 18th century British naval officer who is employed on a perfectly ordinary wooden, sail-driven frigate -- that happens to be en route to the planet Jupiter.
7th Jan '16 1:14:22 PM nombretomado
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* A follow-on novella to DavidDrake's ''Literature/RanksOfBronze'', "Delenda Est Carthago" by EricFlint features the newly created space navy of Terra, based on stolen [[ImportedAlienPhlebotinum technology]] brought back to 21st century Earth by the survivors of Crassus' Roman legions. Said technology included a warp drive and DeflectorShields which would also work to keep the air in, resulting in humanity's first space fleet consisting of converted submarines, frigates, carriers and battleships, pulled from the waves and into space. The battleship ''Missouri'''s part of the action was particularly reminiscent of ''UchuuSenkanYamato''. There was, however, one ship included in honour of the returned Romans: a restored Roman galley. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny The fleet commander was constantly infuriated by the fact the galley's crew were still rowing]].

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* A follow-on novella to DavidDrake's ''Literature/RanksOfBronze'', "Delenda Est Carthago" by EricFlint features the newly created space navy of Terra, based on stolen [[ImportedAlienPhlebotinum technology]] brought back to 21st century Earth by the survivors of Crassus' Roman legions. Said technology included a warp drive and DeflectorShields which would also work to keep the air in, resulting in humanity's first space fleet consisting of converted submarines, frigates, carriers and battleships, pulled from the waves and into space. The battleship ''Missouri'''s part of the action was particularly reminiscent of ''UchuuSenkanYamato''.''Anime/UchuuSenkanYamato''. There was, however, one ship included in honour of the returned Romans: a restored Roman galley. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny The fleet commander was constantly infuriated by the fact the galley's crew were still rowing]].
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