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The maiden voyage of a ship, aircraft or other craft is the first journey made by the craft after shakedown. A number of traditions and superstitions are associated with it.

Notable maiden voyages that ended in disaster include those of the RMS Titanic, RMS Tayleur, Batavia and the Swedish warship Vasa.

Other maiden voyage losses include Ranga, and Union Star.

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Maiden voyage is the name given to the first trip a ship makes after it has been launched. Sometimes important people will go on the maiden voyage including politicians, business people and celebrities.


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