Collective noun for ships

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What is the collective noun for ships?

There are five collective nouns for ships.

Those are:

  1. Fleet
  2. Flotilla
  3. Armada
  4. Convoy
  5. Formation

You can say

  • A fleet of Ships
  • A flotilla of ships
  • An armada of Ships
  • A convoy of Ships
  • A formation of Ships

collective noun for ships
Let's discuss the meaning of those

Fleet: A group of military ships commanded by the same person/A group of ships fishing together/A group of ships

Flotilla: A group of boats or small ships sailing together

Armada: A large group of armed ships sailing together. You can use this for ships too

Convoy: A group of vehicles or ships travelling together

Formation: A particular arrangement or pattern.  

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Definition of ships

A ship is a large watercraft that travels the world’s oceans and other sufficiently deep waterways, carrying passengers or goods, or in support of specialized missions, such as defense, research and fishing. Historically, a “ship” was a sailing vessel with at least three square-rigged masts and a full bowsprit. 

Source: Wikipedia

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