from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A government vessel detailed to carry stores for the use of a fleet or garrison, or to store them in foreign ports.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A vessel used to carry naval stores for a fleet, garrison, or the like.

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  • noun A vessel used to carry naval stores for a fleet, garrison, etc.


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store +‎ ship


  • The skipper of the storeship was a Dutchman -- a chicken-hearted swab, who turned green at the sight of a nigger with a bunch of spears, or a club in his hand.

    The Call Of The South 1908

  • The most important of these, the hulk of the Gold Rush-era storeship General Harrison, was situated at the northwest corner of Clay and Battery streets, in the heart of the city's present-day Financial District.

    Digging San Francisco

  • This clay penny pipe was found during the excavation of the storeship the General Harrison.

    Digging San Francisco

  • So for example, where we found the buried hulk of the Gold Rush storeship General Harrison, or when we encounter a prehistoric site with human burials, like CA-SFR-114, there's no doubt that the client is going to curse the day he ever met me.

    Digging San Francisco

  • I asked that the admiral send a storeship there at once.

    Seven Pillars of Wisdom

  • Two-thirds rations were a symptom of the fact that two years had gone by without a single ship from England; the long-awaited Guardian storeship which carried so much marine private property as well as tons of flour, salt meat, other provisions and animals had never arrived, and no one knew why.

    Morgan’s Run

  • The naval agent, Lieutenant John Shortland, was another had defected; he was in Fishburn the storeship, though one of his two sons was second mate in Alexander.

    Morgan’s Run

  • The reality was more like a year, which meant that the first storeship due would not come in time.

    Morgan’s Run

  • The big one is an old Navy storeship, the Berwick.

    Morgan’s Run

  • Then storeship Justinian had sailed in, to be followed at the end of the month by Surprize, Neptune and none other than Scarborough, on a second venture to New South Wales.

    Morgan’s Run


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