Armed ship

a private ship taken into the service of the government in time of war, and armed and equipped like a ship of war.

See also: Ship

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Astor learnt that the Northwest Company were preparing to send out an armed ship of twenty guns, called the Isaac Todd, to form an establishment at the mouth of the Columbia.
Del Rosario, being responsible for the loss of the country's possession of the Scarborough Shoal during his stint as Foreign Affairs Secretary by naively causing the withdrawal of our armed ship in the area of conflict, certainly cannot put forward his pretended patriotism and feigned righteousness as if he has not contributed vastly to the unwelcome situation we are presently in," he said.
LOCKERBIE AND DISTRICT ROTARY CLUB Past president Alan Hanlin was the speaker at the meeting on February 18 when his topic was HMS Bounty also known as HM Armed Ship Bounty.
Behind her sails one of the greatest ships of that era - HMS Sovereign of the Seas - a first rate ship of the line, and at the time she was built, the most heavily armed ship in the world.
Kyodo News agency said the British-flagged nuclear fuel transport ship Pacific Egret left the port in Tokai village, north east of Tokyo, yesterday, one day after arriving with another armed ship that had waited off-shore.
In October, India charged 33 men aboard an armed ship operated by a US maritime security firm for allegedly failing to produce papers authorising it to carry weapons in Indian waters.
On June 5th, Captain McGonagle requested an armed ship to accompany the Liberty through the contested waters.
In 1958 HMCS Kootenay had a complement of 290 men; later, in 1969, it rated as the heaviest armed ship of its class in the Canadian fleet.
With the help of a newly rescued British agent, Juan and the rest of The Corporation ply dangerous waters in their high-tech heavily armed ship, cleverly disguised as a rusted hulk.
Mellish, a 350-ton armed ship that was carrying a cargo of winter uniforms and other British supplies, along with 60 British soldiers, to Quebec for His Majesty's army.
The Christian merchants, who had been driven out by force, were so terrified of the power of the Tartars that, to save themselves and their belongings, they fled in an armed ship to Caffa, a settlement in the same part of the world which had been founded long ago by the Genoese.
What if the Chinese Coast Guard, an armed ship, takes it upon itself the task of blocking other claimants' fishing vessels from fishing in disputed waters, enforcing Chinese maritime laws, and using maps drawn by Beijing?

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