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Most of the mutineers seem to have avoided further naval service and went aboard Danish, Dutch, American, Spanish, French, Swedish, or British merchantmen instead, and in these they continued working the Caribbean, going up the North American seaboard, and crossing the Atlantic to Europe and Africa.
For generations old salts have swapped sea-faring legends of Pompey's naval heroes and Southampton's brave merchantmen.
The British struggle to defend the free world after France surrendered was only possible because of the merchantmen whose deeds are here described.
In the 1950s America was the prime infrastructure survivor of WWII despite high wartime losses of American merchantmen.
and so every time we hear the word "creole"-- or better still le monde creole"-- it's the fetid breath of slavers and their middle merchantmen it's the great stench of their women taking their little whore's-baths only every three days or so and so what?
They now house a lively collection of bars, clubs, restaurants and boutiques, reached by ramps with cobbles as big as cannonballs, once used as ballast by British merchantmen.
Alternatively, because there was little difference between a merchantman and a military vessel, one could always use the traditional expedient of seizing foreign belligerent merchantmen in friendly ports and using them as the basis for one's navy.
Anson was given command of six men-of-war, led by the flagship Centurion, plus two merchantmen to carry supplies.
wrote in the New York Times in 1896, after having ridden on horseback more than 400 miles through Palestine and Syria, that virtually the only local people he encountered were merchantmen with their long camel trains and wild Bedouin tribes that reside in one locality not more than two months.
Later, during our Revolution, a number of British merchantmen fell victim to hardy Maine Privateers.
A small sailboat rests at berth in the pool where merchantmen once docked, its owner pressure-scrubbing its deck while gulls scream overhead, their cries echoing off the warehouse walls.
On the 5th November, 1940, in heavy seas Captain Fegen, in his Majesty's Armed Merchant Cruiser Jervis Bay, was escorting thirty-one Merchantmen.
French and British naval ships both preyed on American merchantmen.
Falklands War hero Simon Weston, who was blown up and scarred for life when the RFA ship Sir Galahad was bombed, said: "These merchantmen are heroes.