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N. a ship equipped with weapons and designed to take part in warfare at sea.

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Encyclopaedic Dictionary of International Law (3 ed.)

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2009
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Law, International Law
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198 words

...II, 1106 . Warships are not subject to any right of visit and search on the high seas: art. 95 of the U.N. Convention. It is not clear, from the terms of the U.N. Convention, arts. 17–25, 29, and 30, whether warships enjoy the right of innocent passage through the territorial sea. While there is ample authority for asserting that warships do enjoy such a right under customary international law ( see Corfu Channel Case 1949 I.C.J. Rep. 4 ; O’Connell, supra , Vol. 1, 291), a number of States permit warships to traverse their territorial sea only with...

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Maritime History

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2007
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History, Military History
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... This entry contains four subentries: Ancient Warships , Medieval Warships , Early Modern Warships , Modern Warships Ancient Warships Wars at sea were unknown in the Mediterranean until the second half of the second millennium b.c.e. The galleys that appeared in the early third millennium b.c.e. , long ships equipped with oars on each side, were used for transport of goods and troops and raiding parties, not in naval warfare, since battles were fought on land. The first known naval engagement took place in approximately 1176 b.c.e. , when the...

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The Oxford Companion to World War II

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2003

...destroyers had to go to sea with 4 in. (10.2 cm.) A-A guns as main armament. By the late war years the standard British fleet destroyer had become a ship of just over 1,700 tons armed with four dual-purpose guns, six light A-A guns, and eight torpedo tubes. Warships: Comparative Second World War warships Germany Battleship: Bismarck Class Standard displacement: 42,000 tons. Armament: 8 × 15 in (381 mm) guns, 12 × 5.9 in (150 mm) guns, 16 × 4.1 in (105 mm) A–A. Maximum armour: 12.5 in (31.8 cm) belt and 14.25 m (36.2 mm) turrets. Speed: 29 knots. Bismarck ...

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The Oxford Companion to American Military History

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2004

...out on the beach, with tools of the crudest sort. Building Sailing Warships. The technology of the sailing warship itself was relatively stable from 1775 to 1862 , requiring no expensive research and redevelopment each decade or so. Sails, ropes, timber, and guns were the components of the vessels themselves. Hemp for cordage and sails was an early crop in the colonies, and one useful for more than warship construction. Timber, the most basic and vital component of the wooden sailing warship, was present in profusion. Cannon were the most difficult component...

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N. a ship equipped with weapons and designed to take part in warfare at sea.
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The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

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2002

... n. a ship equipped with weapons and designed to take part in warfare at...

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Sailing Warships  

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The infant U.S. republic was blessed in that the premier naval weapons system of the day was one it could produce well and use effectively. Modern designers might well pine ...
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New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary (2 ed.)

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2013
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... • blip , chip, clip, dip, drip, equip, flip, grip, gyp, harelip, hip, kip, lip, nip, outstrip, pip, quip, rip, scrip, ship, sip, skip, slip, snip, strip, tip, toodle-pip, trip, whip, yip, zip • biochip • microchip • woodchip • sheepdip • skinny-dip • rosehip • landslip • payslip • fillip , Philip • gymslip • side-slip • polyp • oxlip • cowslip • pillowslip • julep , tulip • Cudlipp • paperclip • catnip • parsnip • turnip • handgrip • cantrip • hairgrip • airstrip • filmstrip • kirby grip • weatherstrip • gossip • airship • midship •...

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Pocket Oxford German Dictionary: English German (4 ed.)

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2012
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4 words
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Australian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2004
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English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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9 words
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The Canadian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

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2005
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11 words
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The New Zealand Oxford Dictionary

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2005
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New Oxford American Dictionary (3 ed.)

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2015
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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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2015
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Pocket Oxford-Hachette French Dictionary: English-French (4 ed.)

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2012
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Pocket Oxford Irish Dictionary: English-Irish

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2004
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Pocket Oxford Italian Dictionary: English-Italian (4 ed.)

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2012
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Pocket Modern Oxford Welsh Dictionary: English-Welsh

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2004
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Pocket Oxford Spanish Dictionary: English-Spanish (4 ed.)

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A high-speed sailing warship that defeated three British warships (the Daphne, Eliza Swan, and Alert) off the coast of Ireland during the War of 1812. later blockaded by a British ...

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