The cap San Diego is the world’s largest museum ship that still sets out to see that’s in part due to the many volunteers.
Museum ships, sometimes known as memorial ships is a ship that has been saved and transformed into a museum that is open to visitors to use for educational or memorial reasons. Some are used for recruitment and training reasons, most often due to the few operational museum vessels and thus the ability of regular motion.
Many hundred museum ships are kept in museums around the globe and approximately 175 of them are enrolled within the Historic Naval Ships Association, though most aren’t naval museum vessels, ranging from general merchant vessels to lightships, tugs and tugs. Most, if certainly not all, museums also have ships connected with maritime museums.