cattle boat

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Synonyms for cattle boat

a cargo ship for the transport of livestock

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We hitchhiked ("bummed our way" we used to say) to Montreal and found we couldn't get on a cattle boat without paying out our last $15 each to the captain.
I had come over from Ireland on a cattle boat, in search of my brother who I hadn't seen since I was 10 years old.
Born in Baltimore, O'Brien as a youth shipped out in a cattle boat, tramped through several South American countries, and hoboed in the United States.
The boat was what we called the cattle boat because it also carried cattle, which were then dropped off at Birkenhead before the boat arrived at Liverpool docks.
The immigrants used to come in the cattle boat which would dock in Birkenhead to let the cattle off.
Monolulu arrived in Britain on a cattle boat in 1902 and was a British turf fixture from 1920, when he correctly predicted Spion Kop as the Derby winner.
The cattle boats were taken over by the Admiralty as they had low freeboards and straight-sided hulls so survivors could more easily climb up rescue nets.
The cheap travellers' friend, Micheal O'Leary, chief executive of Ryanair, is thinking of ever more wizard wheezes to make his Irish Airbuses resemble a flying version of conditions on old Irish cattle boats.
There are cattle boats, a term also used in former times for some Irish Sea ferry-boats and submarines of any size are referred to as boats.
From the cattle boats going to the Saudi Arabian port of Jizan to the cargo dhows and container ships coming from Dubai, India, Pakistan and Indonesia, all are under threat.
He tramped through the United States, crossed the Atlantic many times on cattle boats, lost a foot while trying to jump a train headed for the Klondike region in Canada, and became a peddler and a street singer in England.