motorship


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motorship

[′mōd·ər‚ship]
(naval architecture)
A ship propelled by a motor which can travel on the seas; in particular, one propelled by an internal combustion engine such as a diesel engine.
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Built at Swan Hunter, Wallsend, in 1938, Dominion Monarch was the world's most powerful motorship and on the Australasia run until 1962.
low resistance in fast motion through the water, the TSL concept enables the least possible amount of ballast water for sinking their platforms deep enough to accept the floating barge or even the smaller motorship.
In 1930, White Star's new motorship Britannic revived a small ladies' retiring room adjacent to the drawing room, described by Shipbuilding and Shipping Record as "a new feature".