receiving-ship love

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A ship stationed permanently in a harbor to receive recruits for the navy until they can be transferred to a cruising ship.

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Examples

  • We visited the naval yard at Charlestown, and the _Ohio_, an old seventy-four, now used as a receiving-ship.

    The Englishwoman in America

  • Slowly and gently we swept past the islands and great ships; there on the shore is Point Pleasant in full uniform, its red soldiers and yellow tents in the thick of the pines and spruces; yonder is the admiralty, and the "Boscawen" seventy-four, the receiving-ship, a French war-steamer, and merchantmen of all flags.

    Acadia or, A Month with the Blue Noses

  • At present, she is used as a receiving-ship at the United States Navy

    New National Fourth Reader

  • From our midshipman, now aboard the receiving-ship

    Harrison, Mrs. Burton, 1843-1920. Recollections Grave and Gay

  • It was this telegram, brief but extremely comprehensive, received early on the morning of the twenty-sixth of April, which sent me post-haste to the old receiving-ship "New Hampshire," moored at the end of an East

    A Gunner Aboard the "Yankee"

  • Massachusetts battalion drilled on the receiving-ship "Wabash," and the New York battalion on the receiving-ship "Minnesota."

    The Naval History of the United States Volume 2 (of 2)

  • On board the receiving-ship he was given an outfit of clothes and bedding; but before he had learned more than the correct way to lash his hammock and tie his silk neckerchief he was detailed for sea duty, and with a draft of men went to Key West in a navy-yard tug; for war was on, and the fleet blockading Havana needed men.

    "Where Angels Fear to Tread" and Other Stories of the Sea

  • The tramp marched to the receiving-ship with a squad of other recruits, and on the way smiled triumphantly into the face of a mulatto policeman, who glared at him.

    "Where Angels Fear to Tread" and Other Stories of the Sea

  • We visited the naval yard at Charlestown, and the _Ohio_, an old seventy - four, now used as a receiving-ship.

    The Englishwoman in America

  • The officer in command of the receiving-ship at Whitby had passed on to the captain of the cutter what had been told him of the two boys by the lieutenant of the _Antelope_, and he in turn related the story to one of the chief officers of the dockyard.

    By Conduct and Courage A Story of the Days of Nelson

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