Bomb ketch

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Bomb ketch (Naut) a small ketch or vessel, very strongly built, on which mortars are mounted to be used in naval bombardments; -- called also mortar vessel.
    • Bomb ketch See under Bomb.
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Usage

In literature:

Each ship covered a bomb ketch, protecting the smaller vessels from the enemy's fire.
"In Clive's Command" by Herbert Strang
Five frigates and a bomb ketch, which were assigned for this service, arrived with Nicholson, in July.
"The Life of George Washington, Vol. 1 (of 5)" by John Marshall
It commenced by the bomb-ketches throwing shells into the town.
"Thrilling Narratives of Mutiny, Murder and Piracy" by Anonymous
Some also call the bomb-ketches galliots.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
In the autumn of 1681 the Huguenot Admiral shelled Algiers from bomb-ketches, then used for the first time.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 15, No. 92, June, 1865" by Various
Rigged as a bomb ketch, its length is 111 feet 7 inches in the keel, extreme beam 42 feet 4 inches, depth of hold 8 feet.
"Fulton's "Steam Battery": Blockship and Catamaran" by Howard I. Chapelle
The bomb-ketch was originally introduced by a famous French naval architect named Bernard Renan, about 1679.
"Ancient and Modern Ships." by George C. V. Holmes
Rigged as a bomb ketch, its length is 111 feet 7 inches in the keel, extreme beam 42 feet 4 inches, depth of hold 8 feet.
"Smithsonian Institution - United States National Museum - Bulletin 240" by Anonymous
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