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Motor ship

The supply ship MV American Tern during cargo operations at McMurdo Station in Antarctica in 2007

A motor ship or motor vessel is a ship propelled by an internal combustion engine, usually a diesel engine. The names of motor ships are often prefixed with MS, M/S, MV[1] or M/V.[2]

See also

Cruise ships on the Volga River.Russia
  • Gas turbine ship (GTS) — prefix for a jet-engine/turbine propelled ship.
  • Steamship (SS) — a steamship is a ship propelled by a steam engine or steam turbine. The name of steam ships are often prefixed with SS or S/S.
  • Royal Mail Ship Royal Mail steamer, or ship
  • Ship prefix


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  2. ^ "Open house of largest working towboat on the Mississippi rescheduled to Saturday, Aug. 9". United States Army Corps of Engineers. 2008-09-07. Retrieved 2008-08-10. 
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