Older wooden ships used two primary designs called a square or fantail stern. The square stern uses a series of wooden planks that run side by side. The only flattened surface of the vessel was found at or near its waterline.
Fantail sterns refer to boats that focus on stretching the diagonally designed aft upwards. This design led to a more circular hull. The hull itself was very durable, and fantail designs were commonly used as a basis for warships between 1840 and 1920.Learn more about Vehicles