Timeline of Ocean Transport

Timeline created by lowhyen
  • Jan 1, 1405

    Chinese Expedition

    Chinese Expedition
    The Chinese sent out seven voyages consisting of over 300 ships and a crew of 37,000. The voyages were mean to extend chinese influence and impress neighbouring states. However, due to economic pressures the voyages were halted.
  • Oct 12, 1492

    Voyage of Christopher Columbus

    Voyage of Christopher Columbus
    Spanish voyageur embarks on a historical discovery acorss the Atlantic Ocean and discovers Islands in North Americal and South America. This evemtually lead to the European colonization on the enly discovered continents.
  • Jul 4, 1535

    First Diving Bell

    First Diving Bell
    Gugielmo de Lorena invents the very first diving bell. This inventions basically rests on the diver's shoulders and has much of its weight supported by slings.
  • US SS Svannah

    US SS Svannah
    First steamboat to cross the Atlantic
  • First Crossing of the Atlantic

    First Crossing of the Atlantic
  • First ever cruise ship

    First ever cruise ship
  • USS Nautilus

    USS Nautilus
    The world's first operational nuclear powered submarine
  • Hovercraft

    Hovercraft
  • Titanic Found

    Titanic Found
    Dr. Robert Ballard, with the help of a tiny robotic submarine named Jason, discovers the wreck of the Titanic. The wreck is found in 12,500 feet (two and a half miles) of water about 375 miles off the coast of Newfoundland in Canada. Titanic is found in two separate pieces, dashing any hopes of one day raising the mighty ship.
  • Cruise Liners

    Cruise Liners
    Ships that carry hundreds of people on floating holidays. Passengers live on the ship, which has restaurants, shops, cinemas and other recreation venues.
  • Hyrdofoil

    Hyrdofoil
    Used as ferries or water taxis, hydrofoils ride on wings that lift the craft clear of the water so that it rides on skis as it gains speed.