Motor ship

"M/S" redirects here. For M/S stereo coding, see Joint (audio engineering).
"motorship" redirects here. For the shipping magazine, see The Motorship.
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.


  1. "Mississippi River Commission" (PDF). Corps Facts. United States Army Corps of Engineers. 2008-01-11. Retrieved 2008-08-10.
  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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