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merchantman

a merchant ship
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Most of the mutineers seem to have avoided further naval service and went aboard Danish, Dutch, American, Spanish, French, Swedish, or British merchantmen instead, and in these they continued working the Caribbean, going up the North American seaboard, and crossing the Atlantic to Europe and Africa.
One of the causes of that conflict was the British practice of stopping American merchantmen and impressing sailors into the Royal Navy.
He sent the first convoy of merchantmen to the US after the War of Independence and his grain was also feeding the massive population of Lancashire, hotbed of the Industrial Revolution.
This was prompted by the news that Pangeran Anom had plundered the Coromandel and doubtless the realization that Sambas was attempting to gather a formidable naval fleet that might be used not only against Pontianak but also against British merchantmen.
Armed frigates, merchantmen, convict-ships, bear it over the seas of the world.
As soon as peace was declared, British merchantmen with millions of dollars of goods hastened to America to finally sell these wares.
The food on board warships was better and more plentiful than aboard merchantmen, and better than ordinary working people were eating on shore.
The American John Paul Jones won the Battle of Flamborough Head, yet the British crown knighted the losing captain because he had fought against superior odds and done his duty by protecting the merchantmen in his convoy.
For generations old salts have swapped sea-faring legends of Pompey's naval heroes and Southampton's brave merchantmen.
In the 1950s America was the prime infrastructure survivor of WWII despite high wartime losses of American merchantmen.
The Senate formally curbed the practice of endless debate in 1917, after eleven senators had successfully filibustered President Woodrow Wilson's proposal to arm American merchantmen against German submarine attacks.