factory ship


Definition of factory ship

: a ship equipped to process a whale or fish catch at sea

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In some past investigations, the NTSB, such as in the 2008 sinking of the Alaska Ranger factory ship, has reached a different probable cause of the sinking of a vessel. Hal Bernton, The Seattle Times, "Freezing spray probably sank Seattle-based Destination, NTSB finds," 12 July 2018 Last year, American factories shipped barely 300,000 vehicles to China, or about 1 percent of the market. NBC News, "Beijing Auto Show hints at big changes to come — for the U.S. as well as China," 27 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of factory ship

1851, in the meaning defined above

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