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An engineering discipline concerned with the design, construction, conversion and operation of ships, boats, drill rigs, submarines and other floating or submerged craft. Naval architecture comprises both specialized marine design and the systems engineering function of integrating the many subsystems that make up a marine vehicle. Closely allied disciplines are marine engineering, which deals with the propulsion, electrical and mechanical systems within a ship and ocean engineering, which deals with the design of fixed structures in the marine environment. See also: Marine engineering
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