merchantman


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merchantman

a merchant ship
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Samuel Walters was a talented and popular artist, whose skills were much in demand with ship owners; The American merchantman Euphrasia, in three positions off the Liverpool waterfront, by Samuel Walters, to be sold at Christie's, in New York, on July 25.
At Goree near Dakor the convoy was attacked by a British frigate and in the confusion Bowles dived out of a porthole and was picked up by a passing American merchantman which put him ashore at Sierra Leone.
A few days later, they set sail from Tilbury aboard The Vilk, an armed merchantman with Danish origin, and were issued with French "occupancy" currency - the first clue of their ultimate destination.
The 84-year-old, from Peterhead in north Scotland, survived after his ship the Catapult aircraft merchantman the Empire Lawrence was sunk in a German bomb attack close to polar waters on May 27, 1942.
Alternatively, because there was little difference between a merchantman and a military vessel, one could always use the traditional expedient of seizing foreign belligerent merchantmen in friendly ports and using them as the basis for one's navy.
During April 1600 the 160-ton Dutch merchantman, Liefde, came in sight of the coast of Japan.
It is apparent that every known occasion on which U-boat and merchantman or Allied warship or aircraft came into contact has been documented.
merchantman Mayaguez was illegally seized by the Khmer Rouge in international waters.
Friends and sympathisers raised funds in pubs and clubs and hired the 202-tonne converted merchantman Catalpa in America.
Interest in the Tektas wreck was spurred by its likely date, in the third quarter of the 5th century BC; it is the only wrecked merchantman to be securely dated to these years, and is therefore shedding unique light on seafaring and trade at the height of classical Athens.
Sailing from a base in North Carolina, he sacked and pillaged the Carolinas and the Caribbean during the golden age of piracy, directing a large fleet as well as his own flagship, a captured French merchantman which he packed with 40 guns.
Subject and object, perceiver and perceived, self and other - these ancient twins are built into mind like the stem-piece of a merchantman.