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Overview page. Subjects: British History.

In the medieval period there was no absolute distinction between merchant ships and warships. In time of war ships were commandeered from ports, particularly on the south coast. When...

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The Merchant Navy

Patricia Lim.

in Forgotten Souls

January 2011; p ublished online September 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Society and Culture. 8995 words.

This chapter discusses the merchant navy officers, owners, and their families who are buried in the Hong Kong Cemetery. The officers of the merchant navy vessels were considered to be the...

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Lennon, John (1768–1846), merchant navy officer

H. M. Chichester.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; World History; Travel and Holiday. 772 words.

Lennon, John (1768–1846), merchant navy officer, was born on 12 November 1768 at Downpatrick, co. Down, Ireland. Nothing is known of his family, education, or early life, though he may have...

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Harrison, William (1812–1860), merchant navy officer

G. C. Boase.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; World History; Travel and Holiday. 530 words.

Harrison, William (1812–1860), merchant navy officer, son of a master in the merchant service, was born at Maryport, Cumberland, in October 1812. He was apprenticed to Mr Porter, a...

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Jourdain, John (c. 1572–1619), merchant navy officer

J. K. Laughton.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; World History; Travel and Holiday. 692 words.

Jourdain, John (c. 1572–1619), merchant navy officer, was born at Lyme Regis, the fourth of six children of John Jourdain (d. 1588), merchant, and Thomazin, whose maiden name was probably...

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Dance, Sir Nathaniel (1748–1827), merchant navy officer

J. K. Laughton.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; World History; Travel and Holiday. 486 words.

Dance, Sir Nathaniel (1748–1827), merchant navy officer, was born on 20 June 1748; he was the son of James Dance (1721–1774), who was the elder brother of Nathaniel Dance and George Dance...

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Courthope [Courthopp], Nathaniel (d. 1620), merchant navy officer

Alsager Vian.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; World History; Travel and Holiday. 433 words.

Courthope [Courthopp], Nathaniel (d. 1620), merchant navy officer, was one of at least four brothers, whose parentage and early life are unknown, enlisted in the East India Company's...

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merchant navy

Overview page. Subjects: British History.

In the medieval period there was no absolute distinction between merchant ships and warships. In time of war ships were commandeered from ports, particularly on the south coast. When...

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merchant navy

in Dictionary Plus Society and Culture

P ublished online April 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Society and Culture. 52 words.

The shipping of a country that is involved in commercial activity, namely the transport of people and cargos between countries.

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merchant navy

J. A. Cannon.

in The Oxford Companion to British History

P ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: British History. 769 words.

In the medieval period there was no absolute distinction between merchant ships and warships. In time of war ships were

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merchant navy

in The Oxford Companion to British History

P ublished online January 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: British History. 770 words.

In the medieval period there was no absolute distinction between merchant ships and warships. In time of war ships were

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merchant navy

in The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

January 2001; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History. 12 words.

all of a nation's ships engaged in commerce, including personnel.

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merchant navy

in World Encyclopedia

P ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: General Studies. 31 words.

Section of a nation's fleet concerned with international commercial shipping. Today, ‘flag-of-convenience’ fleets carry most international cargo. These lines register

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Wiggins, Joseph (1832–1905), Arctic explorer and merchant navy officer

O. J. R. Howarth.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; World History; Maps and Map-making; Travel and Holiday. 981 words.

Wiggins, Joseph (1832–1905), Arctic explorer and merchant navy officer, born at Norwich on 3 September 1832, was the son of Joseph Wiggins (d. 1843) and his wife, Anne Petty (d. 1847). The...

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Biscoe, John (bap. 1794, d. 1843), merchant navy officer and explorer

A. G. E. Jones.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; World History; Maps and Map-making; Travel and Holiday. 927 words.

Biscoe, John (bap. 1794, d. 1843), merchant navy officer and explorer, was baptized in Enfield on 28 June 1794, the third son and youngest child of Thomas Biscoe of Waltham Abbey and his...

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Smith, William (1790–1847), merchant navy officer and Antarctic explorer

A. G. E. Jones.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; World History; Maps and Map-making; Travel and Holiday. 715 words.

Smith, William (1790–1847), merchant navy officer and Antarctic explorer, was born on 11 October 1790 in Seaton Sluice, Northumberland, the elder child of William Smith, joiner, of Seaton...

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Young, Sir Allen William (1827–1915), merchant navy officer and polar explorer

R. N. Rudmose Brown.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; World History; Maps and Map-making; Travel and Holiday. 836 words.

Young, Sir Allen William (1827–1915), merchant navy officer and polar explorer, was born at Twickenham on 12 December 1827, the son of Henry Young, of Riverdale, Twickenham. After being...

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Cremer, John [nicknamed Rambling Jack] (1700–1774), merchant navy officer and author

Henry Baynham.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; World History; Travel and Holiday. 736 words.

Cremer, John [nicknamed Rambling Jack] (1700–1774), merchant navy officer and author, was born in East Lane, Rotherhithe, Bermondsey, the third of five children of Edmund Cremer (d. 1707/8)...

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Balleny, John (b. c. 1770, d. in or after 1842), merchant navy officer and Antarctic discoverer

A. G. E. Jones.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; World History; Maps and Map-making; Travel and Holiday. 586 words.

Balleny, John (b. c. 1770, d. in or after 1842), merchant navy officer and Antarctic discoverer, was born c.1770 but nothing is known about his early life and education. He may...

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The ‘best interests’ principle and seeking the Court’s blessing: <i>Merchant Navy Ratings Pension Fund Trustees Ltd v Stena Line Ltd [2015] EWHC 448 (Ch)</i>

Richard Hitchcock and Jennifer Seaman.

in Trusts & Trustees

June 2016; p ublished online April 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Trusts Law. 4165 words.

This case, arising in a pensions context, has wider repercussions for general trust law development and practice which are explored in this article.

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in The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

January 2001; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History. 7 words.

abbr. (in the UK) Merchant Navy.

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