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bomb ketch

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A ship of the old sailing navies, armed with one, or occasionally two, heavy howitzers or mortars and used for bombarding places ashore. Mostly the mortars were fitted in ketches, either ...

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The Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea (2 ed.)

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... ketch , a ship of the old sailing navies, armed with one, or occasionally two, heavy howitzers or mortars and used for bombarding places ashore. Mostly the mortars were fitted in ketches , either specially built or converted into such from a small three-masted vessel by the removal of its foremast to provide a good deck space forward for the mortars. When employed in bombardment, bomb vessels were moored in position with springs on their cables so that the ships themselves were ‘trained’ for the mortars to fire on the desired bearing. Until 1804 , in...

bomb ketch

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A ship of the old sailing navies, armed with one, or occasionally two, heavy howitzers or mortars and used for bombarding places ashore. Mostly the mortars were fitted in ketches, either specially ...
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A sailing vessel with two masts, the recognized description being that the mizzen is stepped before the rudder head, while in a yawl it is stepped abaft it. However, this is not an exact definition, ...
Bernard Renau d’Elizagaray

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(1652–1714),French naval officer, military engineer, and inventor of the bomb ketch. Bernard Renau d’Elizagaray was born on February 2, 1652, in the town of Armendaritz (now Armendarits) in the ...
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A vertical partition, either fore and aft or athwartships, dividing the hull into separate compartments. Main bulkheads, running athwartships, are normally made watertight, with watertight doors ...
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From the Old English scip, the generic name for seagoing vessels, as opposed to boats, though submarines are known as boats as are the different types of fishing vessels. Ships were originally ...
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The Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea (2 ed.)

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.... With the wide naval use of bomb vessels dying out in the mid-19th century, the naval value of the ketch diminished and it largely resumed its original use as a coastal trading vessel, though some specially strengthened bomb ketches for use in ice were used during the many expeditions to the North-West Passage and elsewhere. With the growing popularity of yachting during the second half of the 19th century, and the weatherly qualities of a ketch as a fore-and-aft rig , it became popular amongst yachtsmen. Gaff ketch See also dandy-rig...

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The Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea (2 ed.)

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...near the bows of a ship to prevent the flooding of the rest of the hull in the event of a collision at sea. Chinese junks were built with watertight bulkheads from the earliest days. However, the first wooden ships to be fitted with them in the western world were the bomb ketches Erebus and Terror which in 1839 took part in Captain James Ross's Antarctic exploration. Terror , holed aft by the ice , was saved by her after bulkhead, arriving home with her after section full of water. With the introduction of iron, and later steel, as the...

Renau d’Elizagaray, Bernard

Renau d’Elizagaray, Bernard (1652–1714)   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Maritime History

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...of these conferences, Renau also proposed—possibly in collaboration with the great military engineer Sébastien Le Prestre de Vauban—putting mortars on ships in order to attack fortified cities. Several “bomb ketches” designed by Renau were used in French attacks on Algiers and Genoa in 1682–1684 , in which Renau also participated. The bomb ketch was soon adopted by other navies across Europe. Renau was a military engineer, naval constructor, and naval officer, earning him the sobriquet “amphibious warrior.” He worked with Vauban in Flanders and ...

Walke, Henry

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The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

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...Henry ( 1808–1896 ) U.S. naval officer . Born in Virginia, Henry Walke entered the navy as a midshipman in 1827 . He served on a bomb ketch during the Mexican War ( 1846–48 ), and was put on the reserve list in 1855 . Recalled for the secession crisis, he was court-martialed in early 1861 for leaving his station in Pensacola, Florida to escort Union evacuees from that city. New Secretary of the Navy Gideon Welles rescued Walke from lighthouse inspections and assigned him to duty with river gunboats in St. Louis. There Walke earned command of the...

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...Up to the 1950s, yachts were often described as ‘ships’, but it is rare to hear them called this nowadays. For different types of ships see: aircraft carrier ; balinger ; barque ; barquentine ; battlecruiser ; battleship ; bilander ; bireme ; blackwall frigates ; bomb ketch ; brig ; brigantine ; bulk carrier ; caravel ; carrack ; clipper ; coaster ; cog ; collier ; container ship ; corbita ; corvette ; cruiser ; cruise ship ; destroyer ; dromon ; east indiaman ; ferry ; frigate ; galizabra ; galleass ; galleon ; galley ; ...

Franklin, Sir John

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The Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea (2 ed.)

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...of the coastline. During this time he was promoted post-captain and was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society, and in 1829 he was knighted. He served as governor of Tasmania between 1836 and 1843 and on 19 May 1845 , in command of the 372-ton bomb ketch Erebus , he set out with another bomb ketch, Terror , to discover a North-West Passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific. After being sighted on 26 July at the head of Baffin Bay, the two ships were never heard of again. In 1850 the Admiralty launched a search for the missing ships. The...

Rainbow Warrior

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Maritime History

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...publicity and support and clashing repeatedly with private vessels and governmental authorities. In 1981 her diesel-electric system was replaced with new Detroit engines in the United States , and in 1985 the ship was given a sail-assist system of propulsion with a Marconi ketch rig, reportedly making it the largest yacht employing such a system. After her 1985 refitting, Rainbow Warrior sailed toward Mururoa atoll in French Polynesia, where France had been testing nuclear weapons for a decade. She anchored in Auckland, New Zealand , on July 7 ....

North-West Passage

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...argument over whether the mountains really existed. Another expedition was sent to Lancaster Sound the following year, but this time Ross's former lieutenant William Edward Parry ( 1790–1855 ) was given command. His expedition sailed in May 1819 in the Hecla , a bomb ketch , and the Griper , and did not return until October 1820 . Not only was Parry the first to winter in those northern latitudes, his was also one of the most successful of the many expeditions. For Croker's Mountains proved to be a myth and Parry reached Melville Island, where...

warfare at sea

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The Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea (2 ed.)

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...capabilities. Just as in the earliest days, a desire to use the sea requires an ability to fight to ensure such use and, just as in previous centuries, the pendulum will no doubt swing back to fighting at sea as well as from it. See also admiralty ; articles of war ; bomb ketch ; carcass ; carous ; cartel ; cinque ports ; ‘crossing the t’ ; ‘david’ ; depth charge ; explosion vessel ; fireship ; fireworks ; floating battery ; flotilla ; gage ; gas-turbine engines ; general chase ; line of battle ; q-ship ; rate ; squadron ; turret ....

Cooper, James Fenimore

Cooper, James Fenimore (1789–1851)   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Maritime History

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... France that was then raging throughout the maritime world. Nothing daunted, on his return to the United States he enlisted as a midshipman in the navy, at a time when war with Great Britain seemed imminent. After a brief period of duty in New York Harbor on board the bomb ketch Vesuvius in early 1808 , Cooper was sent that summer to the shores of Lake Ontario to join a party overseeing the construction of a naval vessel. In the fall of 1809 he returned to New York City and joined the sloop-of-war Wasp . But sea duty never came, and, bored by...

Coast Defense

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Maritime History

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...ship and shore technologies was the introduction of the bomb vessel by the French at the bombardment of Algiers in 1682 . The advantages of a small boat carrying a heavy mortar or howitzer in shallow coastal waters, capable of bombarding shore establishments and warships at anchor with explosive shells, were quickly appreciated by the English. Their first bomb vessels were engaged in attacks on Saint-Malo in 1693 and at Le Havre the following year. Ship-rigged, unlike the French bomb ketches, they were manned by artillerymen who served the mortars...

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Green's Dictionary of Slang

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... ( 1865 ) 45: If he comes here too often a crossing me, he'll ketch it. c. 1840 ‘“Taking Off” of Prince Albert 's Inexpressibles’ in C. Hindley Curiosities of Street Lit. ( 1871 ) 36: My old woman heard me, and didn't I cotch it nicely. 1857 T. Hughes Tom Brown's School-Days ( 1896 ) 20: For which she would be sure to catch it from Missus's maid. 1866 C.H. Smith Bill Arp 145: Poor Tennessee! I golly, didn't she catch it! 1866 J. Greenwood Little Ragamuffin 252: He'd ha ketched it pretty hot, and serve him right, too. 1877 J....

rabbit

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Green's Dictionary of Slang

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...1811 Lex. Balatronicum . 1862 E. de la Bédollière Londres et les Anglais 317/2: rabbit catcher , sage-femme. 1900–10 Stephens & O'Brien Materials for a Dict. of Aus. Sl. [unpub. ms.]. 1902 B. Baynton ‘Bush Church’ Bush Studies 119: She was the only ‘Rabbit Ketcher’ this side of the township. To bring a qualified mid-wife from civilization would have represented a crippling expenditure to these cockies. rabbit fever ( n. ) ( US Und. ) 1 the compelling desire to run off whenever things get difficult. 2001 T.R. Allison Moonshine...

Mr

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.../ […] / In hopes to spy this Mr. Horner. 2 the penis [the object that does the cuckolding but note also horn n. 2 (1a)] . 1896 Farmer Vocabula Amatoria ( 1966 ) 78: Corne , f. 1. The penis ; ‘Mr. Horner’. Mr Jones ( n. ) see jones n. 1 (1). Mr Ketch ( n. ) see Jack Ketch n. Mr Lo ( n. ) see Lo n. 1 . Mr Lushington ( n. ) a state of drunkenness. 1821 Egan Life in London ( 1869 ) 321: The attention he displayed towards any of his party; when Mr Lushington had got ‘the best of them,’ showed his judgement. 1832 Egan ...

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