Merchant ship

Merchant ship, Civilian boat or ship that transports cargo or carries passengers for hire.

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A merchant ship, merchant vessel, trading vessel, or merchantman is a watercraft that transports cargo or carries passengers for hire. This is in contrast to pleasure craft, which are used for personal recreation, and naval ships, which are used for military purposes. They come in myriad sizes and shapes, from twenty-foot inflatable dive boats in Hawaii, to 5,000 passenger casino vessels on the Mississippi River, to tugboats plying New York Harbor, to 1,000-foot oil tankers and container ships at major ports, to passenger-carrying submarines in the Caribbean.Most countries of the world operate fleets of merchant ships. However, due to the high costs of operations, today these fleets are in many cases sailing under the flags of nations that specialize in providing manpower and services at favourable terms. Such flags are known as "flags of convenience".

United States Merchant Marine
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United States Merchant Marine ... nations and within the United States, and operate and maintain deep-sea merchant ships, tugboats, towboats, ferries, dredges, excursion vessels, charter boats...

Warship
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Warship ... damage and are usually faster and more maneuverable than merchant ships. Unlike a merchant ship, which carries cargo, a warship typically carries only weapons...

Merchant Royal
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Merchant Royal ... Merchant Royal, also known as Royal Merchant, was a 17th-century English merchant ship that was lost at sea off of Land's End in rough weather on 23 September...

Merchant navy
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Merchant navy ... capitalized version of the common noun ("Merchant Navy"). The British Merchant Navy comprises the British merchant ships that transport cargo and people during...

Ship
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Ship ... population growth. Ship transport is responsible for the largest portion of world commerce. As of 2016, there were more than 49,000 merchant ships, totaling almost...

Defensively equipped merchant ship
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Defensively equipped merchant ship ... Defensively equipped merchant ship (DEMS) was an Admiralty Trade Division programme established in June 1939, to arm 5,500 British merchant ships with an adequate...

Merchant Ships
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Merchant Ships ... Merchant Ships was an American post-hardcore band from South Bend, Indiana. Merchant Ships began in July 2008 with the release of a demo titled LOL Cats...

British merchant seamen of World War II
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British merchant seamen of World War II ... Merchant seamen crewed the ships of the British Merchant Navy which kept the United Kingdom supplied with raw materials, arms, ammunition, fuel, food and...

Nuclear marine propulsion
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Nuclear marine propulsion ... 2012[update], it is the only nuclear-powered merchant ship in service.[citation needed] Civilian nuclear ships suffer from the costs of specialized infrastructure...

Q-ship
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Q-ship ... Q-ships, also known as Q-boats, decoy vessels, special service ships, or mystery ships, were heavily armed merchant ships with concealed weaponry, designed...

Liberty ship
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Cargo ship
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Merchant Navy (United Kingdom)
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Chief mate
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Merchant raider
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Empire ship
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Sailing ship
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Armed merchant ship
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CAM ship
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