Prison ship

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(Naut.) a ship fitted up for the confinement of prisoners.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Following this gruesome tale Anne then told the story of a young teenager who had stolen a watch and ended up being imprisoned on a moored up prison ship while awaiting transportation to Australia.
The ship was later sold and renamed the Lord Sandwich, and was used as a troop carrier and prison ship in America's revolutionary war.
The Ghost Ship Brooklyn: An Untold Story of the American Revolution tells of the HMS Jersey, a ship which, during the American Revolutionary War, was renowned for the cruelty of its guards, its notoriously deplorable conditions under which colonial prisoners were kept by the British after it was converted to a prison ship, and for a reputation that was to spark additional rebellion in the colonies.
And in February 1940, an aircraft from Thornaby located the German prison ship Altmark, leading to the subsequent liberation of 299 prisoners by HMS Cossack of the Royal Navy.
PARIS -- Designers have come forth with plans for a giant prison ship for those named and shamed in the Panama Papers released more than a year ago.
The towering Prison Ship Martyrs Monument, built a century later to finally inter the remains of Americans dredged from the wreck of the Jersey and other prison ships, is a version of that column.
He was captured in 1806 off the African coast near the Azores in an action led by Admiral Sir John Borlase Warren and shipped back to a prison ship moored in Portsmouth harbour.
The 80-year-old TV star found out ancestor John Reid was not a clergyman but a criminal sent on a prison ship to Tasmania after a forgery conviction.
The star of Last Tango In Halifax found out that John Reid was sent on prison ship to Tasmania after bring convicted of forgery.
The mural incorporates a poster about the Battle of Trafalgar with reference to Collingwood, as well as the prison ship The Success and references to famous engraver Thomas Bewick.
The records, from 1770 to 1934, include mugshots, court documents, appeal letters and prison ship registers.
This tragic tale of a young man being sent away on a prison ship during the Potato Famine while his love remains behind in Galway is tremendously emotive, particularly after a few pints of Guinness.