Steamboats hold a majestic place in folklore and storytelling. When we talk about a steam boat, the mental image that comes to a person’s mind is that of a ship with smoke billowing out from one of its chimneys. The steam boat generally makes use of steam power in order to propel itself forwards. It makes use of paddle wheels as well as driving propellers in order to drive the boat forward. In most common cases, the prefix designation S. S is applied before steam boats. S. S stands for ‘steam ships’. The Titanic was also a steam ship. However, the term steamboat is used for much smaller sized boats that are usually operable on rivers and lakes.