merchant ship


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merchant ship

[′mər·chənt ‚ship]
(naval architecture)
A power-driven ship employed in commercial transport on the oceans and large inland bodies of water such as the Great Lakes.
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On October 21, Reinhard Scheer, Admiral of the German fleet, ordered his submarines to stop attacking merchant ships as his country sought an end to the war.
Jones became the first American to attack a British port, although a number of his restless crew members, not all of whom were trustworthy, preferred to attack merchant ships for the loot and avoid attacking settlements or strongholds on shore.
He said the Jamaran finally defeated the merchant ship, boarded it and captured the pirates on board, who were variously numbered at 12 and 13 in different Iranian news accounts.
A few merchant ships navigating pirate-infested waters have carried armed protection teams onboard.
On Saturday night, Somali pirates attacked an Indian Navy warship in the Arabian Sea, believing it to be a merchant ship, before being captured by marine commandos.
Four lifeboats, the fisheries protection vessel HMS Severn and several merchant ships began searching for the missing crew.
When Germany surrendered on May 7, 1945, the last casualty of the war in Europe was also a British merchant ship - the SS Avondale Park.
New Delhi, Apr 13 (ANI): No merchant ship under the escort of an Indian Naval warship has been hijacked since 2008 in the Gulf of Aden and more than 15 piracy attempts have been prevented by Indian Naval warships.
and his guardian Uncle Collins is the captain of the family merchant ship but refuses to allow Dan to come along on a voyage.
Previously, merchant ship crews had to rely on expensive satellite phones.
The couple had earlier set sail from Limassol port destined for Rhodes, when a passing German merchant ship picked up an SOS call from the yacht, 127 nautical miles off the southwest Cyprus coast.
Other exhibits include a Ministry of Information poster showing two gunners on an armed merchant ship with the slogan: "To the Merchant Navy - thank you

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