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Originally a two-masted Dutch fishing vessel. In England, it was a development of the original ketch, square rigged on the main and carrying a lugsail on the mizzen, with two jibs on a long bowsprit. Short, wide beamed, and small, it was a fishing vessel which used trawls or long-lining on the Dogger Bank. The name dates from the early 17th century, but was virtually synonymous with ketch until the latter began to increase in size—over about 50 tons—in the mid-17th century.

See also fisheries.

See also fisheries.

Subjects: Maritime History.

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