What do you think ships are used for?
Ships are very important, if we did not have
them we would have to go without a lot of things we normally take for granted.
For instance, many cars
we drive, food we eat, clothes we wear, TV's we watch and machines we use come from other
countries. How do you think Australian manufactured goods are transported to other countries?
You guessed it! By ships.
These ships are called
merchant ships and for thousands of years merchant ships
have been shipping goods from one part of the earth to another.
Nowadays ships come in so many sizes.
Some ships are so big they can only dock at larger ports and the ports that they can't access use smaller
ships to unload these bigger ships to take the goods ashore.
Below are some questions, you might
need to obtain books from the nearest library or you might know the answers to some of the questions already.