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15th Jul '17 10:42:46 AM nombretomado
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** ''Anime/SpaceBattleshipYamato'' takes place aboard a risen-from-the seas and retrofitted-for-space WorldWarII battleship Yamato.

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** ''Anime/SpaceBattleshipYamato'' takes place aboard a risen-from-the seas and retrofitted-for-space WorldWarII UsefulNotes/WorldWarII battleship Yamato.
16th Jun '17 4:55:01 PM WillKeaton
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* ''VideoGame/VegaStrike'' has [[http://wiki.vega-strike.org/Vessel:Hidalgo Hidalgo]]. It's a luxury yacht made by [[FeudalFuture Highborn faction]], so [[UpToEleven extra-extra-fancifulness]] is to be expected. And yes, it's one of SpacePirate ships of choice too.

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* ''VideoGame/VegaStrike'' has [[http://wiki.vega-strike.org/Vessel:Hidalgo Hidalgo]]. Hidalgo.]] It's a luxury yacht made by [[FeudalFuture Highborn faction]], so [[UpToEleven extra-extra-fancifulness]] is to be expected. And yes, it's one of SpacePirate ships of choice too.
2nd May '17 6:14:49 PM ElSquibbonator
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* Had Creator/ToeiAnimation accepted the [[WesternAnimation/ToonMakersSailorMoon Toon Makers bid]] for remaking ''Anime/SailorMoon'' (in the infamous "Saban Moon"), instead of Creator/DiC's dubbing, Americans would have gotten the Sailor Senshi battling evil by going sailing in space... on space-windsurfers... involving fights with such ships.

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* Had Creator/ToeiAnimation accepted the [[WesternAnimation/ToonMakersSailorMoon Toon Makers bid]] for remaking ''Anime/SailorMoon'' (in the infamous "Saban Moon"), instead of Creator/DiC's dubbing, Americans would have gotten the Sailor Senshi battling evil by going sailing in space... on space-windsurfers... involving fights with such ships. Needless to say, they took the "sailor" part of the title a bit literally.
1st May '17 6:46:55 PM PaulA
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* In Leo Frankowski's ''The Two Space War'', Hyperspace is literally two dimensional, and spaceships are sailing ships made of wood infested with an alien fungus.

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* In Leo Frankowski's Creator/LeoFrankowski's ''The Two Space War'', Hyperspace is literally two dimensional, and spaceships are sailing ships made of wood infested with an alien fungus.
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.
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