• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Turret-ship an ironclad ship-of-war, whose guns are placed in one or more revolving turrets placed on deck
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. touret (Fr. tourelle).


In literature:

Ships of low freeboard equipped with revolving turrets.
"Beacon Lights of History, Volume XIV" by John Lord
Two iron torpedo ships have been completed during the last year, and four of our large double-turreted ironclads are now undergoing repairs.
"A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents: Ulysses S. Grant" by James D. Richardson
Armored ships were formerly of two classes; in one the guns were mounted in broadside, in the other in turrets.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 803, May 23, 1891" by Various
In the afternoon, he took his ship in again, and turret after turret was emptied at the poor fort.
"The Bay State Monthly - Volume 1, Issue 4 - April, 1884" by Various
So the ship went down to almost sea surface, and Tom and I went to the stern turret.
"Four-Day Planet" by Henry Beam Piper
The ship over there also has an additional turret in the center.
"Banzai!" by Ferdinand Heinrich Grautoff
Many persons, in truth, will refuse to regard a turret-ship as a ship at all.
"Man on the Ocean" by R.M. Ballantyne
Such was our first converted ironclad turret-ship.
"How Britannia Came to Rule the Waves" by W.H.G. Kingston
Flames still roared from one of her turrets, and all the other ships were burning.
"A History of Sea Power" by William Oliver Stevens and Allan Westcott
In the midst of the semi-darkness Jones tried to ram the turret-ship, and nearly succeeded.
"Famous Sea Fights" by John Richard Hale
A name given to the three guns mounted on ships' turrets.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
Trim, speedy fighting ships these were, with heavy caliber machine-guns in turrets fore and aft and normally manned by crews of twelve each.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science July 1930" by Various
Near the forward eight-inch turret George Ellis was standing, watching the struggle of the enemy's ships to escape.
"Fighting in Cuban Waters" by Edward Stratemeyer
There are usually two guns in each turret, although there are a few ships whose turrets have three in each.
"The Romance of War Inventions" by Thomas W. Corbin
He climbed into the mid-ship gun turret.
"The Five Arrows" by Allan Chase
With Chapters on Turret Ships, Iron-clad Rams, &c. With Illustrations.
"The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex" by Charles Darwin
The shells and ammunition are kept well down towards the bottom of the ship, under each turret.
"Marvels of Scientific Invention" by Thomas W. Corbin
Coles declared that he had devised a ship during the Crimean War, in which a turret or cupola was to protect the guns.
"Inventors" by Philip Gengembre Hubert

In news:

Commissioned on April 9, 1941, she was a formidable ship, with nine 16-inch 45 caliber guns in three turrets and twenty 5-inch 38 caliber guns in ten twin mounts.