Maiden voyage  

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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
For the 1965 Herbie Hancock album, see Maiden Voyage.

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 and the Swedish warship Vasa.

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