: a ship equipped to process a whale or fish catch at sea
Examples of factory ship in a Sentence
Recent Examples on the WebBy 1930, there were forty-one factory ships in the Southern Ocean, taking nearly thirty thousand blue whales in a single season.
Lucy Jakub, Harper's magazine, 2 Mar. 2020 If the store orders directly from the manufacturer, make sure your purchase contract requires the store to provide a copy of its factory invoice for the carpet, showing your name and the style, color and amount of carpet the factory shipped.
Kevin Brasler, Washington Post, 9 July 2019 The mother factory ship Nisshin-maru and two support boats that used to go to the Antarctic will travel as far as Japan's 200 nautical mile exclusive economic zone to catch minke, Bryde's and sei whales.
Mari Yamaguchi, Anchorage Daily News, 2 July 2019 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, 12 July 2018 Last year, American factories shipped barely 300,000 vehicles to China, or about 1 percent of the market.
NBC News, 27 Apr. 2018
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