merchantman


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merchantman

a merchant ship
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A five-day safari is packed with flights between camps along the Skeleton Coast, so named for the number of ships wrecked by the wild South Atlantic Ocean, its rocky coastline studded with the skeletons of its merchantman victims.
After checking in at The Rodd Hotel in Charlottetown we head out for dinner at the Merchantman pub, a beautiful building down by the waterfront selling burgers, salads and pasta and what will become the ubiquitous lobster dish.
Those pirates pitched their weapons overboard and did not attack the merchantman so there was nothing the Kidd could do.
Fortunately, the merchantman had, through a judicious mix of speed increases and evasive manoeuvring, managed to avoid being boarded," a defence ministry statement said.
He vividly describes corsair tactics, how at dawn they would lie dead still in the water waiting for their pray; when they spotted a ship on the horizon, they would set sail, ostensibly just a fellow merchantman on the same course.
On November 12, the Panamian registry merchantman SS Buchanan was torpedoed by U-224.
The American full-rigged merchantman is shown progressively shortening sail in three positions off the north end of Liverpool's waterfront.
After helping a damaged merchantman reach Rio de Janeiro for repairs, Briton was sent on the dangerous trip around Cape Horn to search for enemy American ships in the Pacific Ocean.
Racing Demon, had skirted the previous two fences, but he jumped this one, only to jink violently to his right and smash full tilt into Chilling Place amidships, like a hard-grafting merchantman being taken out by a torpedo on the North Atlantic convoys.
The Ma'agan Michael Ship: The Recovery of a 2400-Year-Old Merchantman. Final Report, vol.
As an unescorted merchantman sailing U-boat infested waters, Dunedin Star's passage was, at best, a risky undertaking.
After many months of delay, the party left the Bahamas and landed first in Canada, where the Governor provided for their passage to England on the merchantman 'Dorchester', reaching Plymouth in October 1790 and onto London.