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You have a ship! And it's cool! It's got TheCaptain, a BadassCrew, and maybe a WaveMotionGun and other cool stuff!

You can park it in the ElaborateUndergroundBase, but then, the whole point of it is that you can TravelCool to places with it.

Where to?

Well, that depends on the kind of ship.

[[index]]
* CoolAirship
* CoolBoat
* CoolStarship
[[/index]]

And there are other ships, that do not fold neatly into one of these categories. Please add only examples that do not fit in one here. (Such as falling into more than one. Or sailing through dimensions and the like.) If you're still not sure, consult the TravelCool vehicle index.

If you're looking for a ''relation-''ship, please see ShippingTropes.
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!!Examples

[[AC:{{Anime and Manga}}]]
* ''Anime/MazingerZ'': Salude and Bood, Baron Ashura's submarine fortresses. The former could disguise itself like an island.
* The Dai-Gurren in ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann''. Although it eventually gets the ability to [[CoolBoat swim]] and [[CoolAirship fly]], it was originally designed as a land-based battleship.
** Specifically it was designed as a fully-functioning HumongousMecha with a battleship for a torso.
* The ''Mother Vanguard'' from MobileSuitCrossboneGundam - it's a CoolStarship that's a [[HumongousMecha mecha-scale]] [[CoolShip pirate ship]], complete with beam sails for propulsion, a full-body beam shield and a golden figurehead of a woman on the prow.
* SpaceBattleshipYamato deserves mention for being a cool ship that was sunk and later converted to a CoolStarship.
* The Bardanos from ''Anime/{{Ozuma}}'' which is a cool sand submarine.
* In ''Anime/GirlsUndPanzer'', the schools are set in a city on top of an aircraft carrier: the protagonist's school ship is [[http://infinitemirai.wordpress.com/2013/01/18/quantifying-the-size-of-the-aircraft-carriers-in-girls-und-panzer/ 7 km long and 1.5 km wide]]: the surface is vast enough to have mountains and rivers. Curiously, this is one of the smaller carriers seen: the others are even larger in size. Also, all of them are up-scaled versions of real-life warships made during the two [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarI World]] [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII Wars]].
* The invading countries of ''Manga/MagicKnightRayearth'' II each get one. Autozam's is a standard battleship, [[ArabianKnightsDays Chizeta]]'s is shaped like a magic lamp, and Fahren's is shaped like a Chinese dragon. It's hard to say if they are air or spaceships, though, since the medium between the worlds is ambiguous.
* ''Literature/FateZero'': Gilgamesh has the ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vimana#Vimanas_and_the_Vaimanika_Shastra Vimana]]'', or a "Chariot of the Gods'' in his seemingly endless repository of "treasures". It appears to be mentally controlled, flies using no visible propulsion, and can outmaneuver an F-15J. It doesn't seem to have any built-in weapons, but Gilgamesh being [[StoryBreakerPower who he is]], [[StormOfBlades that isn't a problem]].

[[AC:{{Comics}}]]
* In ''JusticeSocietyOfAmerica'', the android {{Hourman}} travels through time on a sailing ship.
* ''ComicBook/StarTrekTheNextGenerationDoctorWhoAssimilation2'' finds [[Series/DoctorWho The Eleventh Doctor]] complimenting the design of the ''[[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Enterprise-D]]'''s bridge.

[[AC: {{Film}}]]
* One could be excused for thinking that the impossibly cool Bubbleship (pictured above) is the ''true'' star of ''[[Film/{{Oblivion 2013}} Oblivion]]'', with TomCruise co-starring as her pilot.
* The SHIELD Helicarrier as depicted in ''Film/TheAvengers'' melds CoolBoat and CoolPlane as an AirborneAircraftCarrier.

[[AC:{{Literature}}]]
* In ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire'', the Durmstrang students travel to Hogwarts in a submerged sailing ship with only the crow's nest visible, but [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome dramatically bursts up out of the water]] when it arrives at the school.
* In ''Literature/TheSilmarillion'': Eärendil's ''Vingilot''. It starts out as a fairly CoolBoat and ends up a very CoolAirship / CoolStarship... which also happens to carry the Morning Star through the sky.
* In JohnCWright's ''Literature/ChroniclesOfChaos'', Amelia has Vanity summon her CoolBoat in outerspace. It surprises Vanity, but turns out to be a CoolStarship as well; they go to Mars (the planet) in it. Amelia also sees others sailing through space in what are clearly Cool Boats.
* Robur's airship from Creator/JulesVerne's novel ''Literature/RoburTheConqueror''. First published in 1886, it is possibly the ur-example. Though ''Albatross'' is not lighter-than-air, it is a huge multi-propeller helicopter. The viability of heavier-than-air craft was disputed back then, and such a dispute is part of the plot, with Robur showing his ship is superior to any silly balloon.
* ''{{Destroyermen}}'': Where to begin? Well, the four-stacker USS ''Walker'', of course, despite being horribly outdated for UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo. Nevertheless, it becomes the flagship and, for a time, is the most powerful ship in known waters on the alternate Earth. Its sister ship the USS ''Mahan'' constantly ends up being sunk, blown up, or torpedoed (that last one was an accident on the ''Walker''[='=]s part) and rebuilt every time. On the [[CatFolk Lemurian]] side, the ''Salissa'' (later USNR ''Salissa''), a carrier-sized wooden sailing ship originally only armed with ballistae but is eventually turned into a proper carrier/seaplane tender while still capable of devastating broadsides with cannons. On the opposite side, we have the Japanese battlecruiser ''Amagi'' and later [[spoiler:Japanese/[[LizardFolk Grik]] ironclads]]. Listing every CoolShip would take half a page, though.
* At the end of ''Literature/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory'', the Great Glass Elevator turns out to be capable of flying through the air if one presses a certain button, despite looking like no CoolAirship known to man. In the sequel ''Literature/CharlieAndTheGreatGlassElevator'', the elevator is...well...elevated to CoolStarship status.
* In Literature/TheHeroesOfOlympus Leo builds the Argo II, a warship based on Ancient Greek triremes that can sail the seas or the sky with ease, plus it has a bronze dragon automaton figurehead, capable of sensing incoming dangers, and all the control interfaces an ADHD demigod could want.

[[AC: Live-Action TV]]
* The TARDIS of ''Series/DoctorWho''. The most powerful ship in the universe- BiggerOnTheInside, sentient, can travel anywhere in time and space....and [[ModeLock stuck in the form]] of a blue police box, and so old that it's pretty much held together by string.
** At least it's the most powerful ship in the universe since the competition of every other TARDIS was eliminated. To give the Doctor's TARDIS its full name, a TT Type-40 Mark III Time Travel Capsule, its make and model was long-since obsolete compared to newer TARDIS models and on its way to the scrap heap when the Doctor first stole it.
* ''Series/{{JAG}}'' showcases much of what the U.S. Navy has in store, and some episodes were filmed on actual ships.
* International Rescue had a whole cool base full of cool ships on Series/{{Thunderbirds}}.

[[AC:{{Music}}]]
* Music/{{Journey}}'s Scarab Escape Vehicle from their 1981 album ''Escape'', which also appeared in the video game ''VideoGame/JourneyEscape''.

[[AC:{{Pinball}}]]
* The Glidecraft from ''Pinball/{{Stargate}}'' comes out of Ra's Pyramid and flies around the playfield.
* Creator/SegaPinball's ''Pinball/StarshipTroopers'' is decorated with a Viking DropShip and a TAC Fighter.

[[AC:TabletopGames]]
* ''TabletopGames/VictoryInThePacific'' includes all the cool ships of the WW2 Pacific Theater - Akagi, Yamato, Enterprise, Missouri, Victorious, etc.

[[AC:VideoGames]]
* The titular battleship ''Antaeus'' from ''[[HostileWaters Hostile Waters: Antaeus Rising]]'' is the last functioning Adaptive Cruiser capital warship, preserved in case [[PerfectPacifistPeople humanity ever needs to fight a war again]]. Not only does the ship survive being sunk for 20 years with only moderate amounts of damage, but it also can [[{{Nanomachines}} create armies out of junk]].
** Of the 2 such ships kept at the bottom of the sea, only the ''Antaeus'' managed to surface again. Coincidentally, she's also [[SuperPrototype the first Adaptive Cruiser ever built]], Prototype 00.
* In the TieFighter series, the Missile Boat. It is regarded by all fans of the series as the prime example of MoreDakka and in [[LetsYouAndHimFight X-Wing vs Tie Fighter]], it was left out for balance reasons, but it still had an entry in the craft library that reads: "This is the King Hell God Emperor Starfighter of Death and you can't fly it yet!"
* ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiStrangeJourney'' has a ship class all on its own, comprised by five ships - the ''Lightning'', the ''Red Sprite'', the ''Blue Jet'', the ''Gigantic'' and the ''Elve''. How cool are they? ''They have VTOL capabilities''. Despite being essentially several-story high, massively shielded tanks. Equipped with plasma armor. Fabrication laboratories. Hospital sections. Its very own on-board AI navigator. ''And dimensional-crossing tech.''
** The ''Lightning'' is even capable of [[RealityWarper recreating hostile dimensional terrain to better suit the navigator's needs]].
* In the PC-98 ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' game ''Phantasmagoria of Dim. Dream'', the final boss Yumemi and her assistant Chiyuri cross into Gensokyo from an alternate world with a Probability Space Hypervessel.
* The headquarters of ''TheWonderful101'' is the ''Virgin Victory'', which first appears to be a rocket-propelled flying ship with [[http://img3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20131124135259/the-wonderful-101/images/d/d7/Virgin_Victory.png vaguely naval overtones]], but which is later revealed to be capable of both underwater and space travel. Immorta's personal spaceship is arguably more impressive, as it's equipped with a drill that lets it tunnel through the ground.
* The Van Eltia from ''VideoGame/TalesOfEternia'': Is a massive boat with customizable rooms and looks to be made out of stained glass. It starts off as a simple boat, but later gets upgraded into a cool airship, and then a cool starship with mini-submarine pods.
* The [[http://i.imgur.com/Eiz7jil.jpg teaser image]] for ''VideoGame/TalesOfBerseria'' features one.

[[AC:WebComics]]
* In ''Webcomic/DelilahDirkAndTheTurkishLieutenant'', [[http://www.delilahdirk.com/content/?p=60 her sail boat, it turns out, can fly.]]

[[AC:WesternAnimation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/YellowSubmarine.'' The yellow submarine isn't just a CoolBoat--it can ''fly.'' It also has its own HyperspaceArsenal controlled by [[ContextSensitiveButton Context Sensitive Buttons]], and the 7th Cavalry standing by in case of attack.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheGodzillaPowerHour'': The ''Calico'' is essentially an {{Expy}} for Creator/JacquesCousteau's ''Calypso'', but with a fast hydrofoil mode when it really needs to get somewhere. In one concession to reality, the TeamPet, Godzooky, usually has to take to the air to reduce the weight on the ship in order to reliably maintain this form of propulsion.
* ''Webcomic/DeepDiveDaredevils'': The ''Custer'' looks like an ordinary sub of TheThirties, but it's packed with advanced technology decades ahead of its' time.

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