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A small, square-rigged ship with a narrow and overhanging stern, often used for the carriage of masts. In the 15th and 16th centuries the name was loosely applied to all small ships with narrow sterns, a fairly common design in those days. It was later adopted by the Danish Navy to describe a small warship in which the stern was broadened out at upper-deck level to accommodate quarter guns, though still remaining narrow below. Before the days of powered drifters, the Dutch herring boats from Scheveningen were also called pinks.

See also fisheries.

See also fisheries.

Subjects: Maritime History.

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