coaling station


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Noun1.coaling station - a seaport where ships can take on supplies of coalcoaling station - a seaport where ships can take on supplies of coal
harbor, harbour, seaport, haven - a sheltered port where ships can take on or discharge cargo
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If the war was a naval one, you destroyed your enemy's battle fleet and then blockaded his ports, secured his coaling stations, and hunted down any stray cruisers that threatened your ports of commerce.
And once there he decided a second victory was on the cards, no less than the destruction of Britain's essential coaling station and ammunition dumps on the Falkland Islands.
That same year, the Depot assumed management of the La Playa Coaling Station at Point Loma.
The Rubattino Shipping Company had acquired the Assab in 1869 from the local Sultan in Ethiopia, and was acquired by Italy (1882) who found the port inadequate for exploitation of its hinterlands, and came to use Assab as a coaling station.
Which one-time British possession in the Middle East was noted for being a coaling station for steamships?
The lease on the Guantanamo naval base does not have an expiration date and has been occupied since the end of the Spanish-American War, when it first served as a coaling station.
Gitmo began as a coaling station for the American fleet that protected the Panama Canal; and the last of its major missions decamped for the continental United States in the middle 1990s.