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feb 20, 1100 - The Chinese began to use boats that they called junks.

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Junks were boats that featured a rudder for steering in addition to watertight compartments and battens located on the sails that served to make them much stronger. The Chinese junks were used as transport and fighting ships, and were in use long before western ships that included such features.

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feb 20, 1100
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~ 919 years ago

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