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a ship that runs through or around a naval blockade

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A boat carrying members of Hamas' marine police launches out to sea escorting a blockade-running boat carrying Palestinian students and others injured during protests from the Gaza City harbour on July 10, 2018.
Stephen Wise, the foremost contemporary expert on the blockade-running trade, concluded unequivocally: "Defeat did not come from a lack of material." Confederate agents operating primarily in England and France under the direction of Ordinance Chief Josiah Gorgas's specially established Bureau of Foreign Supplies provided a steady stream of wares despite limited means.
Direct Confederate government involvement in transatlantic blockade-running created intense Union suspicion as to the status of every vessel in the trade.
During most of the war, the majority of blockade-running vessels were neither entirely government owned nor completely free of commercial ties to state or Confederate agencies.
Some 700 activists, many Turks but including Israelis and Palestinians as well as Americans and many Europeans -- among them politicians, a Jewish Holocaust survivor and Swedish author -- were processed in and around Israel's port of Ashdod, where the six ships of the blockade-running convoy had been escorted.
They were most popular in work that required speed and manoeuvrability - privateering, slaving, blockade-running and offshore fishing.
The result is a close description the blockade and blockade-running from Galveston to western Louisiana, the coast of Texas, and ports in Alabama and Florida.
After many blockade-running ships were sunk, Axis submarines were reduced to transporting small loads of critical cargo and passengers--too little, too late.
OAEUI The Best Entry list has the hyphenated term BLOCKADE-RUNNING. It may be worth noting the existence of the word PYROCATECHUIC in the two-word term PYROCATECHUIC ACID.
By early 1864, however, Amherst had fled Atlanta on a blockade-running errand, and had been imprisoned in the North.
When Amherst left for the North on a blockade-running mission in 1563, she remained in their home, persisting in her loyalist activities and awaiting the arrival of William T.
Turkey, angered by the killing by Israeli commandos of nine Turkish pro-Palestinian activists aboard a Gaza blockade-running vessel on May 31, has said the Israeli probe would be biased.
Explaining that blockade-running was the lifeblood of the Confederacy, the author sets out to describe the Union strategy in the Gulf of Mexico: the capture of the ports of Galveston, New Orleans, and Mobile.
The author mistakenly identifies Wilmington, Delaware, as the South's last blockade-running port, instead of the North Carolina city of the same name (126).
Boaz observes that the Confederacy cut its costs by increasingly using government-owned steamers, and he explains blockade-running operations to and from the British islands of Nassau and Bermuda.