merchant ship

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merchant ship

A vessel engaged in mercantile trade except river craft, estuarial craft, or craft which operate solely within harbor limits.
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Noun1.merchant ship - a cargo shipmerchant ship - a cargo ship; "they did much of their overseas trade in foreign bottoms"
cargo ship, cargo vessel - a ship designed to carry cargo
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(ˈməːtʃənt) noun
a trader, especially wholesale, in goods of a particular kind. timber/tea/wine merchants.
merchant marine/navy/service
the ships of a country that are employed in trading, and their crews. His son has joined the merchant navy.
merchant ship
a ship involved in trade.
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There is no order more noisily given or taken up with lustier shouts on board a homeward-bound merchant ship than the command, "Man the windlass
The getting of your anchor was a noisy operation on board a merchant ship of yesterday - an inspiring, joyous noise, as if, with the emblem of hope, the ship's company expected to drag up out of the depths, each man all his personal hopes into the reach of a securing hand - the hope of home, the hope of rest, of liberty, of dissipation, of hard pleasure, following the hard endurance of many days between sky and water.
Now a certain grand merchant ship once touched at Rokovoko, and its commander --from all accounts, a very stately punctilious gentleman, at least for a sea captain --this commander was invited to the wedding feast of Queequeg's sister, a pretty young princess just turned of ten.
I took leave of my wife, and boy and girl, with tears on both sides, and went on board the Adventure, a merchant ship of three hundred tons, bound for Surat, captain John Nicholas, of Liverpool, commander.
Upon inquiry we found it was a French merchant ship of three- hundred tons, home-bound from Quebec.
Her husband had been a captain of a merchant ship, and having had the misfortune to be cast away coming home on a voyage from the West Indies, which would have been very profitable if he had come safe, was so reduced by the loss, that though he had saved his life then, it broke his heart, and killed him afterwards; and his widow, being pursued by the creditors, was forced to take shelter in the Mint.
Their great merchant ships plied back and forth between the larger cities of the two nations.
The owners of the tanker, which was loaded with gas oil urged the Directorate General of Shipping in Mumbai to get in touch with their counterparts in Nigeria and Benin to carry out search operations for the merchant ship.
McCain with the merchant ship Alnic MC occurred east of the Straits of Malacca 6:24 a.
The merchant ship, with 19 Filipino crew members, was travelling from Kelang in Malaysia to the port city of Aden in Yemen when it came under attack from Somali pirates.
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My dad, Emil Silhavey, was a US Coast Guard sonar man serving aboard a US Navy subchaser, and they were escorting a merchant ship down the East Coast of the United States.

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