channel steamer

channel steamer

[′chan·əl ‚stē·mər]
(naval architecture)
A special type of ship which operates across the English Channel, carrying passengers and cars.
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But I do know what the Strait is like, and the Swellies, as I've sailed there several times, the last time in a 100-year-old 70ft long old Bristol Channel steamer.
Manxman is the last classic Isle of Man ferry and Europe's last traditional passenger-only cross channel steamer, but currently lies derelict on the River Wear at Sunderland.
BARRY The Charles Byrd Exhibition featuring roller coasters, fun fairs and channel steamers opens today at Art Central in Barry Town Hall, King Square.
Security rules have applied to Bristol Channel steamers in the past.