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à BECKETT, Albert (1840 - 1904)

in Who Was Who

P ublished online April 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Warfare and Defence; Military Life and Institutions; Maritime History; Naval Forces and Warfare. 68 words.

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Aaron Manby

Edited by I. C. B. Dear and Peter Kemp.

in The Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea

January 2006; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Maritime History. 129 words.

the first steamship to be built of iron. She was fitted with an engine designed by the Scottish engineer Henry

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Aaron Manby

Overview page. Subjects: Maritime History.

The first steamship to be built of iron. She was fitted with an engine designed by the Scottish engineer Henry Bell (1767–1830), and made her first voyage in 1822 when she carried...

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AB

Overview page. Subjects: Maritime History — Warfare and Defence.

The abbreviated title for the rating of able seaman, indicating someone able to perform all the duties of a seaman on board ship. In the days of sail it was someone who could hand, reef,...

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AB

Edited by I. C. B. Dear and Peter Kemp.

in The Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea

January 2006; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Maritime History. 76 words.

the abbreviated title for the rating of able seaman, indicating someone able to perform all the duties of a seaman

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aback

Overview page. Subjects: Maritime History.

The situation of the sails of a square-rigged ship when the yards are trimmed to bring the wind to bear on their forward side. Sails are laid aback purposely to stop a ship's way through...

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aback

Edited by I. C. B. Dear and Peter Kemp.

in The Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea

January 2006; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Maritime History. 128 words.

the situation of the sails of a square-rigged ship when the yards are trimmed to bring the wind to bear

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abaft

Edited by I. C. B. Dear and Peter Kemp.

in The Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea

January 2006; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Maritime History. 52 words.

towards the stern of a ship, relative to some other object or position. Abaft the beam is any bearing or

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abaft

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence — Maritime History.

Towards the stern of a ship, relative to some other object or position. Abaft the beam is any bearing or direction between the beam of a ship and its stern. See also aft; but ‘abaft’ is...

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abalone

M. V. Angel.

in The Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea

January 2006; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Maritime History. 58 words.

a large limpet-like shellfish, with a series of holes along the shell. It is prized commercially in the Far

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