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- n. A marine cargo vessel.
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- adj. a ship employed in commerce.
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- n. a cargo ship
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When the captain of one British merchant ship about to be sunk with explosives asked whether he could bring his harmonium to safety, Müller obliged, although the German sailors assigned the task grumbled about “furniture removal.”
Bill Stryker, formerly executive officer of the Federation merchant ship Phoenix.
Taking on a fugitive from justice to serve aboard a merchant ship was a violation of the Federation Maritime Code, but even the best- intentioned merchant captains could be fooled by cleverly forged papers.
U-20 also carried a German merchant marine officer whose duty was to help identify any merchant ship targets whose nationality was in doubt.
Captain Winslow Bryant, of the Federation merchant ship Wyoming.
An American passenger on a British merchant ship was called a Schutzengel, guardian angel, and one published caricature depicted a mate reporting to the captain of a British ship that the vessel was ready to sail.
After the usual brief mintues of anxious doubt over whether it was a merchant ship or a British cruiser, the vessel was identified as the Altmark.
The war at sea was now being waged in earnest; but the Athenia was not the war's first casualty, although she was the first merchant ship sunk without warning.
Steaming south, Cradock encountered a merchant ship on September 25 that told him that Dresden had passed into the Pacific a week before.
Helena-Ascension-Freetown route, and once again the pocket battleship would be free to move about at will instead of worrying about a slow merchant ship follow ing along astern loaded with prisoners.