ship's papers

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n ship's papers official papers which a ship is legally required to have; related to ownership, cargo, etc.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Ship's papers (Mar. Law) papers with which a vessel is required by law to be provided, and the production of which may be required on certain occasions. Among these papers are the register, passport or sea letter, charter party, bills of lading, invoice, log book, muster roll, bill of health, etc.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Ship's papers documents required for the manifestation of the property of a ship and cargo
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. scipscippan, to make—scapan, to shape; Goth. skip, Ice. skip, Ger. schiff.

Usage

In literature:

He showed him the ship's papers as edited by himself.
"The Pirates of Ersatz" by Murray Leinster
One of the Monday's papers says the masters and owners are well pleased that their ships are thus cleared.
"Tea Leaves" by Various
SPOLIATION OF A SHIP'S PAPERS.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
He did so reluctantly, his left hand tightly grasping the ship's papers.
"The Submarine Hunters" by Percy F. Westerman
Her skipper had taken with him the ship's papers, and had not left a single clue behind.
"Great Pirate Stories" by Various
With a respectful bow he requested the captain to turn over the ship's papers.
"The Boy Volunteers with the Submarine Fleet" by Kenneth Ward
Sim's ship shot upward and a wing swirled away like a dark strip of paper torn from a wall.
"A Yankee Flier Over Berlin" by Al Avery
Goddedaal's was then carefully destroyed, and a hunt began for the ship's papers.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 13 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Nothing wrong, apparently, with the ship's papers.
"Timar's Two Worlds" by Mór Jókai
The ship's log and manifest could nowhere be found, nor indeed could any of her papers.
"The Cruise of the Frolic" by W.H.G. Kingston
Captain Saunders readily obeyed the order of the boarding officer to go on board the Alabama with his ship's papers.
"Cruise and Captures of the Alabama" by Albert M. Goodrich
Taking the "ship's papers" from their safe custody in a compartment of the cabin, viz.
"Memorials of the Sea" by William Scoresby
I also saved the ship's papers, and other private documents of importance.
"The War of the Axe" by J. Percy-Groves
A prisoner or two furnished unimpeachable evidence, and, in default of such trophies, the ship's papers would be accepted.
"The Victory At Sea" by William Sowden Sims
Roberts then drew up an account from memory, and asked to see his ship's papers that he might complete it.
"The Monarchs of the Main, Volume III (of 3)" by Walter Thornbury
The mate in charge handed to the admiral the ship's manifest and papers.
"A Roving Commission" by G. A. Henty
For the same reason I am now going to burn the ship's papers.
"A Desperate Voyage" by Edward Frederick Knight
This man, at your orders, stole out of the women's cabin on this ship the papers left by my father in his wife's care.
"A Pilgrim Maid" by Marion Ames Taggart
He carried the ship's papers, and she could not sail until he arrived.
"Kit Musgrave's Luck" by Harold Bindloss
The ship's papers were in order, and therefore he had no right to detain the vessel further.
"Commander Lawless V.C." by Rolf Bennett
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In news:

The children stood at the ship's hull, paper airplanes in hand and ready to launch at the signal.
Each of PDI's suppliers created an extensive array of paper documents and invoices that PDI would have to approve, pay, ship and process several times a day.
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